Zions Bank is inviting the public to nominate up to 25 homes its employees will spruce up with a fresh coat of exterior paint during the annual Paint-a-Thon service project in June.
Paint-a-Thon benefits low-income elderly, disabled, and veteran residents in Idaho and Utah. Typically, homes are referred to Zions Bank by city and state housing agencies, aging services, community organizations and local churches. This year, Zions Bank is inviting the public to nominate qualified homeowners.
To qualify for consideration, homeowners must meet federal Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) income guidelines, detailed on Zions Bank’s zBlog, zionsbankblog.com — which includes the link to the nomination form. The average age of last year’s home owner was 75, with an average monthly income of $1,409. Home nominations are due by May 20, 2016. For additional information, email [email protected].
In addition to painting, Zions employees will provide yard clean-up, pruning, mowing, planting and minor repairs as needed by homeowners. The cost for all paint and supplies is contributed by Zions Bank.
“We know senior citizens cherish the opportunity to remain in their homes as long as possible, so this is our way of helping them accomplish that goal,” said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. “Every year, Zions Bank employees look forward to Paint-a-Thon and helping our neighbors spruce up their homes and yards when they can no longer do the job themselves.”
Launched in 1991, Zions Bank’s Paint-a-Thon began as a volunteer project for a dozen homes along Utah’s Wasatch Front. Over the past 25 years, Zions Bank employees have put aside summer pastimes for a week each year — volunteering in the evenings after work and on Saturday — to paint more than 1,000 homes throughout Idaho and Utah. Not counting the dollar value of volunteer hours through the years, the bank has donated more than $1 million toward beautifying homes in the two states.