Home Repair & Construction

Most of us can't relate to the stress of watching the ceiling swell and sag with water, needing five or six pails to catch the drips every time it rains. We don't know what it's like to have the bathtub collapse through the floor during a bath. This is the reality of many of our families that don't have the skills or can't afford expensive repairs to maintain their homes.

Each year more than 15 churches and college groups partner with Heart and Hand to improve the housing of low income folks in Barbour County. Volunteers help with bedroom additions, roof repair, insulation, wheelchair ramps and many other repairs, as well as the construction of one or two new homes.

Groups are housed in churches, camps and schools while they spend the week working with the home owner. Volunteer groups raise support locally to purchase materials and supplies for their work project.

Many volunteers come to give and find themselves the recipient. Just one of God's mysteries!

Work Group Photos

Due to continued COVID-19 concerns we are operating with reduced capacity for the Summer of 2021, but we still hope to complete several projects, including the construction of one new home. Please click on the individual group names below to see each work team in action.

Doug Taylor Group May 22, 2022

Ingomar June 12, 2022

Cornwall June 12, 2022

New Life, Port Vue, Christian Center June 19, 2022

Holiday Park June 19, 2022

Central Highlands June 26, 2022

St. Columba June 26, 2022

Rockville July 10, 2022

St. Paul's Elizabethtown July 10, 2022

Trinity Mennonite July 10, 2022

St. Paul's Oakland July 24, 2022

Pender July 31, 2022