HELPING HAMMERS next meeting is
Wednesday, June 15 @ 7pm in Verona
OUR NEXT WORK DAY WILL BE JUNE 18, 2011
HELPING HAMMERS HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL FIRST SUMMER! 
Mom loves her ramp and uses it daily to exercise up and down and to get out more safely and easily. We are so thankful to each and every helping hand and heart.
The Helping Hammers project, which was not even a dream last August, has taken off and become a blessing to many in our communities this spring and summer.
To date we have completed a total of five projects for area households.
Our most recent success story was a marvelous, wonderful, productive BLITZ on Monday and Tuesday August 16 and 17 with volunteers from our five churches and nine Hamilton College students! A handicap ramp was built in Oneida and work was done toward getting Ellen's Closet ready for a GRAND OPENING on September 11th in Vernon - for those who have not heard, the Vernon Session has agreed to do a pilot project in the manse next to the church - we will be opening a thrift shop (Ellen’s Closet) in memory of Ellen Murphy on September 11th - once this venture gets up and running, our goal is to have proceeds go towards Helping Hammers. Our Hamilton College BLITZ ended with a visit to Delta Lake State Park and a picnic at the Westernville Presbyterian Church – thanks to Ed and Randa Ratazzi and their three granddaughters for a great dinner!
Other pending projects include:
· Siding, putting in electric and wall board on a shed which will eventually be used as a candle making workshop for an individual who will use the proceeds of the candle making to supplement her income.
· Helping a family in Rome to jack up their home and re do the support under their porch
· We are working on a solution for a leaking roof on a mobile home - this will be a big task!
Because of the high volume of work sent our way for this summer, we cannot accept any more applications for outdoor work. However, we would be able to consider “inside” projects.
We have learned a lot in one short year and accomplished a great deal - God has blessed us!
Contributions to Helping Hammers are always welcome. Donations should be sent to Helping Hammers PO Box 534 Vernon, New York 13476
We are "on our way" - keep those prayers coming!