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Sep
23
2015
City seeks volunteers, teams for 2015 Paint-A-Thon

Teams of volunteers will prepare the qualifying homes this coming Oct. 17 for painting, then will return to paint Oct. 24. Both days, the goal is to complete the work between 8 a.m. and noon. Those who can participate on either or both Saturdays are encouraged to contact Neighborhood Services.

City seeks volunteers, teams for 2015 Paint-A-Thon

Prep Oct. 17; paint Oct. 24

Yuma, Ariz. When the City and its partners asked residents to send us qualifying homes to be painted for the 2015 Rock & Roll Paint-A-Thon, residents responded. Now, with more homes to paint than ever before, the City's annual National Make A Difference Day project needs volunteers.

The Paint-A-Thon is a volunteer-fueled effort to brighten the homes of qualifying low-income elderly and disabled individuals in the Yuma area.

The aim is to paint the exterior of homes for seniors over 60, disabled, or veteran homeowners who are low-income, at no cost to the homeowner.

“Usually we end up with a waiting list for homes to be painted, but this year, generous donations have allowed us to add more homes,” explained Marisela Valle-Erlenbach, Senior Neighborhood Services Specialist with the City of Yuma. “Now, we just need to recruit more volunteers.”

Teams of volunteers will prepare the qualifying homes this coming Oct. 17 for painting, then will return to paint Oct. 24. Both days, the goal is to complete the work between 8 a.m. and noon.

Those who can participate on either or both Saturdays are encouraged to contact Neighborhood Services at (928) 373-5187, or Alma Clark at alma.clark@hospicecom.com or (928) 344-6100. Service organizations, clubs, faith-based organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate, as past participants report having good teams has made for more fun.

City employees themselves are pitching in with a higher number of volunteers this year, according to Deputy City Administrator Ricky Rinehart. “This not only helps those who aren’t as able to help themselves, but also helps all of us in making this a more beautiful community.”

The City of Yuma, Yuma County, Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG), Hospice Compassus, Wells Fargo, and Rebuilding Together (Valley of the Sun chapter) sponsor the Rock & Roll Paint-A-Thon.