Hearts & Hands scheduled May 7

Kathryn SwanJC Correspondent

Applications for Pawhuska’s 17th annual Hearts & Hands mission project are being included in city utility bills. Applications also are available at the Presbyterian Church, 101 East 12th Street.

According to Hearts & Hands spokeswoman Eileen Halverson, “Hearts & Hands is reaching out to the elderly, disabled, single parents and others who may have special needs.” Each home will be inspected to determine what may be needed, taking into consideration the skill level of the volunteers. All repairs are covered by donations and volunteer labor at no cost to the homeowner. “Volunteers are the life blood of the Hearts & Hands program,” continued Halverson.

Hearts & Hands began in 2000 as a mission project of the Pawhuska Presbyterian Church. Through the years, the mission has expanded to include the support of numerous Pawhuska churches as well as the Kiwanis Club. Hearts & Hands’ focus continues to be on safety, security and weatherization.