The “Hardly Able” activities started in mid-1997 when men from several denominations gathered to put “Servant Hearts” into action and help people in need. We became aware of an elderly lady that needed significant home repair and joined together for several weekends in a repair and cleanup effort. Within a few weeks we had another opportunity to repair extensive water damage to the floor of an elderly gentleman’s mobile home. The “Hardly Able” volunteers decided to establish an ongoing “Home Repair Outreach Ministry” that would routinely meet one Saturday each month. By mid-1998, we had work projects nearly every weekend. The project workload has steadily increased to four to five jobs per week. Because of the large number of requests "Hardly Able" now focuses on health/safety projects such as wheelchair ramps, hand rails and tub safety bars.
Our objective is to assist elderly, disabled and other needy clients with small non-technical projects that will make their surroundings safer, more functional and their lives more enjoyable. Approximately 60% of our projects involve construction of wheelchair ramps.