Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Municipalities In 8 Counties Receive Fresh Paint Days Grants From Keep PA Beautiful, Behr, The Home Depot

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Tuesday announced the award of 2018 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grants to eight municipalities in Berks, Clarion, Erie, Franklin, Monroe, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Westmoreland counties.
Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania provides community groups with paint and painting supplies 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.  
The grants were awarded to--
-- Olivet Boys and Girls Club, Reading, Berks County: The playground shelter, bathrooms, picnic tables and sidewalk games.
-- Nonprofit Development Corporation, Clarion, Clarion County: The Clarion County Drop-in Center/Victory House, a consumer-run center that provides support for people in recovery.
-- Borough of Union City, Union City, Erie County: A historic residence at the entrance to the community.
-- Main Street Waynesboro Inc., Waynesboro, Franklin County:  Zoe's Chocolate Company, a family-owned destination restaurant and strong supporter of downtown activities.
-- Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, Stroudsburg, Monroe County: The Parish Hall addition to the Stroudsburg United Methodist church used for community outreach programs.
-- Keep Norristown Beautiful, Norristown, Montgomery County: The Norristown Bandshell Stage at Elmwood Park, an outdoor amphitheater that has been a landmark in the community since 1936.
-- Association Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Philadelphia County: The Children's Mission building that provides local children with interactive educational programs and health and wellness services to adults and seniors.  
-- West Newton Public Library, West Newton, Westmoreland County: The refurbished two-story structure that houses the public library.
“We are very proud and honored to partner with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and The Home Depot on this wonderful program,”  Robert Kracker, Behr Paint and Kilz Primers, Regional Sales Manager. “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,” said  
“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,” explained 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 effects of blight and sends a strong message that we care about our communities," Reiter added. "Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grants and thank you all for participating.”
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 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
For more information on this program, visit the KPB’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grants 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 Electronics Waste website.
Stroudsburg United Methodist Church Awarded Fresh Paint Days Grant

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