The Hearts and Hammers board of directors has set Sept. 29 as this year's annual work day.

The 2007 event marks the 10th year of bringing a single day of free “handyman” service to Miami residents.

Organizers have announced the availability of work site request forms for Miami homeowners who are either physically or financially unable to complete home repairs.

Volunteer forms have also been posted alongside worksite applications and are available at the Miami Area Chamber of Commerce, area banks, area churches, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, True Value Hardware, Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami Public Library and Herman Lumber.

Hearts and Hammers is a non-profit organization that draws hundreds of volunteers together once a year for an eight-hour handyman blitz to help Miami homeowners with home improvement projects and yard work.

The deadline for returning worksite request forms is Aug. 3.

Volunteer forms must be returned by Aug. 24.

Minors who want to participate must have written parental permission.

The work day begins with donuts and coffee for volunteers and concludes with dinner for homeowners and everyone involved in the workday event.

Requirements for work projects include the following:

€ The homeowner must live within the Miami city limits and be trying to maintain the home as best as possible, be low-income, elderly, disabled or otherwise unable physically or financially to complete the project.

€ The majority of the work must be done to address health or safety issues.

€ Projects must be of a degree that can be completed within the scope of a one-day, all-volunteer work effort.

€ The homeowner must agree to accept the work done by the all-volunteer work crew.

A team of evaluators will look at all applications and inspect potential worksites before making their recommendations to the board of directors for approval this summer.

In addition to work requests, Hearts and Hammers is seeking committments from volunteers and anyone willing to provide professional help including plumbing, roofing, electrical and carpentry skills that can be utilized in the event the need arises for specialized projects.

Information is also available by calling Hearts and Hammers at 967-8770.