Thursday, August 10, 2017

Keep PA Beautiful: 8 Communities Get A Fresh Coat Of Paint Thanks To Behr, The Home Depot

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Wednesday announced eight recipients of their 2017 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program Grants designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies.
The program enables these groups to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease.  
This year’s event is held in partnership with support from Behr and The Home Depot.  
During the month of September, the grant recipients will transform their structure utilizing up to 20 gallons of exterior paints, courtesy of Behr and a gift card for painting supplies courtesy of The Home Depot.  
The grant project winners are as follows:
-- Beaver County: The Franklin Center of Beaver Inc., Aliquippa:  building facade
-- Cambria County: Johnstown Area Heritage Association, Johnstown:  Cambria City Dept. of Public Works Garage mural
-- Erie County: John F. Kennedy Center Inc., Erie:  building fa├žade
-- McKean County: Eldred Borough, Eldred: Eldred Library Mural  
-- Mifflin County: Armagh Township, Milroy: Armagh Memorial Field bleachers and press box
-- Northumberland County: Northumberland County Council for the Arts, Shamokin: Shamokin Mural and Bench Project
-- Schuylkill County: Coal Cracker Kids, Mahanoy: Mahanoy City Lumber & Supply Company
-- Westmoreland County: Faith Forward, Latrobe:  Mozart Hall facade
“We are very proud and honored to partner with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and The Home Depot on this wonderful program. Giving back to our communities is at the very Core of our Corporate philosophy, as well as being extremely important to those of us living in these communities,” stated Robert Kracker, Behr Paint and Kilz Primers; Regional Sales Manager.
“Through our partnership with Behr and The Home Depot, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We know that structures that are maintained cultivate community pride and we are excited to see so many community members who are willing to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in their communities.
“Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on a community structure can help reverse the negative impacts of blight and sends a strong message that we care about our communities,” said Reiter.  “Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grants.”
For more information on the program, visit the Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s new Electronics Waste website.

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