homes for Zions Bank's an­nual Paint-a-Thon

Serve Daily - - COMMUNITY - Adam Young for Serve Daily UTAH

COUNTY — Zions Bank is in- vit­ing the public to nom­i­nate qual­i­fied homes in their neigh­bor­hoods that can be spruced up with a fresh coat of ex­te­rior paint dur­ing the an­nual Paint-a-Thon ser- vice project in June.

Paint-a-Thon ben­e­fits low-in­come el- derly, dis­abled, and vet­eran res­i­dents in Idaho and Utah. Al­though Zions Bank re- ceives re­fer­rals by city and state hous­ing agen­cies, ag­ing ser­vices, com­mu­nity or- ga­ni­za­tions and lo­cal churches, it is also invit­ing the public to nom­i­nate qual­i­fied home­own­ers.

To be el­i­gi­ble for con­sid­er­a­tion, home- own­ers must meet fed­eral Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban Devel­op­ment (HUD) in­come guide­lines, de­tailed on Zions Bank’s web­site at, zions­ com­mu­nity — which in­cludes the link to the nom­i­na­tion form. Home nom­i­na­tions are due by April 15. For ad­di­tional in­for- ma­tion, email Zion­[email protected]

In ad­di­tion to painting, Zions em­ploy- ees will pro­vide yard clean-up, prun­ing, mow­ing, plant­ing and mi­nor re­pairs as needed by home­own­ers. The cost for all 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 em- ploy­ees 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 27 years, Zions Bank em- ploy­ees have put aside sum­mer pas­times for a week each year — vol­un­teer­ing in the evenings af­ter work and on Satur­day — to paint nearly 1,100 homes through- out Idaho and Utah.

Photo: Zions BankBy

fam­ily par­tic­i­pates in the Zions Bank Paint-a-thon.

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