Tuesday, July 23, 2019

8 Communities Receive Fresh Paint Days Grants Courtesy Of Keep PA Beautiful, Behr Paint, The Home Depot

On July 23, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced eight community projects were recipients of 2019 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program grants supported by a partnership with Behr Paint and The Home Depot Foundation
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.
During the month of September, the grant recipients will transform their structures utilizing up to 20 gallons of exterior paints, courtesy of Behr and a gift card for painting supplies courtesy of The Home Depot Foundation.  
The grant winners are: 
-- Borough of Patterson Heights, Beaver Falls, Beaver County:  Municipal building that houses the Patterson Heights Volunteer Fire Department and serves as a gathering place for government activities and community functions.
-- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 928, Folsom, Delaware County: The VFW Post 928 and attached banquet hall that functions as the headquarters for outreach and support projects serving the local community, both veterans and civilians alike.  
-- Reinvision Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County: A downtown community structure that was built in the late 1800’s and is used by local Juniata College students studying studio art and integrated media arts. 
-- Lawrence County Partners for Preservation, Pulaski, Lawrence County:  Former home of the Feuchtwanger family and current home to the office of Lawrence County United Way.
-- Sunbury's Revitalization Inc., Sunbury, Northumberland County: The home to Custom Metal Coatings, a small, family owned local business located in a federally designated historic district. 
-- 8th Police District Advisory Council, Philadelphia County: The historic, 200 year old Bethany African Methodist Episcopal Church. 
-- Philadelphia Mural Arts, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County: Tustin Playground Recreation Center, serving the Overbrook Community since the 1950’s. 
-- Tri-City Meals on Wheels, Greensburg, Westmoreland County:  Building where approximately 200 meals are prepared daily for the elderly and disabled. 
“We are very proud and honored to partner with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and The Home Depot Foundation 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,” said Robert Kracker, Behr Paint and Kilz Primers; Regional Sales Manager. 
“We’re delighted to partner with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful on this effort and applaud their work. We hope these tremendous efforts positively affect everyone involved,” said Courtney Smith, Manager at The Home Depot Foundation
“Through our partnership with Behr and The Home Depot Foundation, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter, President of Keep PA 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,” added Reiter.  “Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grants and thank you all for participating.”
Visit the KPB’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program webpage to learn more about the program.
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.

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