Paint program aids elderly, disabled

The Metro Paint-A-Thon program helps low-income seniors and people with permanent physical disabilities continue to live independently in their own homes.
A volunteer team is matched to scrape, prime and paint the exterior of each eligible home/garage, thereby keeping it well-maintained, beautiful and an asset to the neighborhood. All of this work performed is at no cost to the homeowner. Applications are due April 12 and selected homes will be painted the weekend of Aug. 3-4.
Eligible homeowners must:
• Be over the age of 60 or have a permanent disability
• Own and occupy a single-family home in the county that needs the exterior painted
• Meet household income guidelines
If you would like to volunteer or organize a group to paint homes for the Paint-A-Thon you can do that as well. Often there are more qualified applicants than available paint teams.
Since 1984, the Paint-A-Thon program has painted more than 6,000 homes. Most of the needed supplies are donated by generous corporate partners. Teams can range in size from 10-40 members. For more information on how to get your home painted or to volunteer, contact Molly Chandler at (612) 276-1579 or visit www.paintathon.gmcc.org.

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