Hearts In Hands is a non-profit faith based organization working in partnership with God’s people in the greater Birmingham area. We provide critical home repair services and wheelchair ramp construction to people who cannot afford them and have nowhere else to turn. Our group of skilled volunteers is dedicated to showing the love of God by helping those most in need. Many of our clients do not have family living in the area to help them. Hearts In Hands is frequently able to meet these needs, while sharing our love for Christ.
Our mission is SHARING God’s grace and SHOWING God’s love to our community by SERVING the poor around us, especially those without family resources.
HIH incorporated as a 501.C.3 non-profit corporation in 2011, and currently has about 200 active volunteers. We serve Shelby and Jefferson counties and surrounding areas, including: Alabaster, Birmingham, Bessemer, Calera, Chelsea, Forestdale, Hoover, Hueytown, Montevallo, Pelham, Trussville and other local municipalities.
Based in North Shelby County, Alabama, Hearts In Hands was formed from a persistent, growing desire to obey the Commission of Christ – to go. Go to the greatest need–the sick, the dying, the lonely, the needy, the lost.
In 2008 a family friend, who worked for a local hospice company, told us about a patient who desperately needed yard and house work done. She had no family in the area, and she was far too frail to do very much on her own. Furthermore, this widow was not the only one of her patients in similar circumstances. There were many more – and all of them were desperate for help.
We strongly felt this was the purpose God had been preparing us for. But we didn’t just want to solve their immediate need, only to leave them again in isolation and loneliness. We believed it was essential to establish a system of follow-up to build relationships.
Through a growing group of compassionate volunteers who are unified in our desire to share, show, and serve, we are able to make a difference in the lives of some wonderful people who now know they are loved.
Carl Payne, President
Jarvis Wright, Director
Frank Burder, Client Relations Director
Donna Burder, Secretary/Treasurer
Connie Payne, Communications DIrector
Q. Who is Hearts in Hands, Inc.?
A. Hearts in Hands, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing God’s grace and showing His love to our community by serving the poor around us, particularly those without family resources.
Q. Are donations to Hearts In Hands tax-deductible?
A. Yes. Donations to Hearts In Hands are generally tax deductible under federal law for 501c3 organizations.
Q. How can I contact Hearts In Hands?
A. Call us at (205) 547-0306 or email us at email@example.com
Q. Is Hearts In Hands affiliated with any particular church group or denomination?
A. No. Hearts In Hands is a non-denominational Christian organization comprised of volunteers from all over the community who are united in our commitment to serve others for the sake of Jesus Christ.
Q. In what cities and counties does HIH offer services?
A. Greater Birmingham including Shelby and Jefferson counties.
Q. Does Hearts In Hands have any paid staff?
A. No. Hearts In Hands is comprised only of unpaid volunteers.
Q. What services does Hearts In Hands provide?
A. We provide wheelchair ramps, handyman services, roof repair, plumbing, electrical, floor and door repairs.
Q. What services does HIH refer to other nonprofits or churches?
A. Bible Reading/Bible Teaching/Prayer service, visitation services, housekeeping, assistance with learning to read, utility bill assistance, errands/shopping, personal financial counseling, marriage counseling, medical services, transportation services, remodeling, foundation and structural repair, aesthetic improvements, and home construction or demolition.
Q. Will HIH provide any services through a PAID professional service provider?
A. Yes. Any service that requires a licensed professional or where HIH lacks the expertise to provide internally may be provided through a professional service provider.
Q. What kinds of people does HIH serve?
A. Any low-income (poor) person or family that meets our eligibility criteria posted on the Client information page of our website.
Q. What income limits does HIH impose before accepting a new client?
A. Hearts In Hands has adopted income eligibility guidelines that are based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. Copies of these guidelines will be made available upon request.