Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Free Exterior House Painting for Seniors in Need

Allowing seniors to remain living independently in their own homes, with dignity and pride, is an on-going outcome of the Paint-A-Thon program. Each August, thousands of volunteers scrape, prime and paint the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities - at no cost to the homeowner.

The effort brings stability and beauty to neighborhoods in more than 45 cities throughout the 7 county metro area. This year, volunteers from corporations, congregations, civic groups, and schools will paint more than 100 homes the weekend of August 6-7.

To qualify for Paint-A-Thon, homeowners must:

  • own and occupy a single-family home, in need of pain, but not in need of major repairs,
  • live in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington County,
  • be 60 years of age or older, or have a permanent physical disability (if under 60),
  • meet monthly income guidelines.
If you have a neighbor, friend, or family member who could benefit from the program, or if you are an eligible homeowner, call the Paint-A-Thon office at 612.276.1579 for further information or to request an application. You can also visit us at to download an application.

The deadline to apply is May 6, 2011.

Submitted by Paint-A-Thon organization.


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