Hearts And Hammers Bowl-A-Thon

CARTHAGE, Mo. - People knock down pins and pray for strikes at a Carthage bowling alley, all to support the elderly and disabled in their community.

Grace Lanes hosted a Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser for Hearts And Hammers of Southwest Missouri.

The non-profit provides minor home repairs at no cost to individuals with physical or financial limitations.

All labor for their work is donated, but materials are often paid for out of pocket.

This is the first fundraiser the organization has ever held in nearly 15 years of service.

"QAnytime you've got a grandma that needs to do something and she can't afford it, doesn't know what she's going to do, that's what hearts and hammers is all about. We work a lot for the elderly uh and single family households. They have to be a homeowner, we don't work on rental property," says Director of Hearts And Hammers, John Clayton.

Clayton says they had taken up almost all the lanes in the alley with donators, who help them exceeded their $5,000 goal.

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