|My house in 1983 after a tornado|
As the Military Support Officer for the Guard, I went to one of the tornado sites about three days after the tornado to put my mind at rest that everything that needed done was being done. One of the groups there with their trucks and gloves was the Mennonite's. They went to a house and asked the owner if they could help him clean up the mess. The owner was glad to have them and in a few minutes the owner started to tell them what to do and sat down on his porch. After about 15 minutes the leader of the group came over to the home owner and told him they were leaving. He asked why and they told him that they were doing what the bible told them to do. "He helps those that help themselves." They were there to help, not do the work for the homeowner.
I guess the moral to this story is that if you can do some of the work for yourself, I think you should. It will give you a feeling of satisfaction to see a job well done.