Criteria for applicants

The projects that Hearts & Hammers assist with include the smallest of tasks such as raking leaves to larger tasks like rebuilding floors. However, the primary focus of Hearts & Hammers is exterior repairs that typically include painting, caulking, ramp construction, siding replacement, window repair, gutter repair, landscape, and other services that restore the character of the home and improve weatherproofing and security. The list of repairs are determined by what a group of volunteers can accomplish in one day on our annual workday. We may also assist on homes throughout the year on a case-by-case basis.  

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.


The mission is to enhance the well-being of the community by providing free home repair and maintenance for homeowners who cannot perform the work themselves because of physical or financial limitations.

The applicant must own and live in the home being considered for repairs and must fall within the Hearts & Hammers income guidelines and focus area. 

Mission + Vision

How we can help

To follow the vision God has given me and to take Gods blessings to people. Hearts and Hammers shares the love of Jesus while improving the quality of life for qualified individuals. "

Thank you for your support!
John Clayton

Hearts & Hammers of Southwest Missouri was founded in 2003 as a 501c3 nonprofit human service organization. We provide home repairs for the elderly, physically disabled, and single parent or low-income families.