Pennsylvania Communities Get a Fresh Coat of Paint Thanks to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Glidden Professional, and The Home Depot

(August 19, 2015) –Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is pleased to announce the eight grant recipients of their 2015 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program. 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. This year’s event is held in partnership with support from Glidden Professional and The Home Depot. During the month of September, the grant recipients will transform their structure utilizing up to 20 gallons of exterior paints, courtesy of Glidden Professional and a gift card for painting supplies courtesy of The Home Depot.
The grant winners are as follows:
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism – Oil City, Venango County
Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network – Erie, Erie County
North Braddock Cares, Inc. – North Braddock, Allegheny County
Dupont Borough – Dupont, Luzerne County
Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children – West Chester, Chester County
Borough of Coudersport – Coudersport, Potter County
Washington & Jefferson College – Washington, Washington County
Borough of Alburtis – Alburtis, Lehigh County
“Glidden Professional is honored to be partnered with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. Fresh Paint Days is a valuable program and I want to congratulate the winners and we look forward to working with each of your organizations. A renewed community appearance adds to home values, helps attract business investments, and improves the neighborhood’s overall appearance,” said Dan Corum Northern Division Sales Manager for Glidden Professional Paints.
“Through our partnership with Glidden Professional and The Home Depot, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on a community structure sends a strong message that we care about our communities. Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grants.”
For more information about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful programs visit www.keeppabeautiful.org. Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania can be found under Grants and Awards.
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 113 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.