Free home improvements

Hearts and Hammers applicants must be senior citizens or physically challenged individuals who own and occupy their own single-family home, meet income eligibility guidelines and do not intend to sell their homes within the next two years.

To qualify, must have a wood or stucoo exterior (not vinyl siding) that requires significant painting.

Hearts and Hammers will be accepting applications through May 1 for renovations to take place September 13.

If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, or would like to volunteer, call Susan Humiston at 335-1445 or go to