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Posted on: June 18, 2014

City Seeks Volunteers and Applicants for Paint-a-Thon

Apache Junction, Arizona……………………………………………..…June 18, 2014

Watching paint dry is not exciting, but applying it is! Especially if it’s a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of a house for a low-income homeowner in need. Teams are forming for the tenth annual Rock and Roll Paint-a-Thon. Families, businesses, churches, schools and social service and civic groups are encouraged to sign-up.

The City of Apache Junction has teamed up with Rebuilding Together, Valley of the Sun for the eleventh year to participate in the state-wide effort to offer this service to eligible homeowners and encourage community philanthropy.

Teams consist of 20-25 people and can be a great team, morale and community building exercise, but individuals are also welcome. The event engages more than 3,000 volunteers annually. Volunteers are asked to bring only their enthusiasm and skill and work from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014. Participants must be 14 or older and have parental consent.

Applications are available if you are interested in having your house painted. Qualified homeowners must have limited financial resources, a single-family, single story residence and be 60 years of age or older and/or have a permanent disability. Condos, town homes, duplexes or multi story homes are not eligible. Some mobile homes may be determined eligible based upon an inspection.

Since 2004, the program has painted the homes of over 1000 less fortunate homeowners across the Valley, including 35 residences in Apache Junction. Without this event, many elderly and disabled citizens are not able to spruce up their homes. The cost of paint can be $300-$400 alone and with labor can be upwards of $3,000. Necessary equipment will be available but limited, so participants are encouraged to bring ladders, paint brushes, etc. if able.

Homeowner applications can be downloaded at www.ajcity.net/communityprograms and mailed to:

Rebuilding Together (Valley of the Sun)
2123 S. Priest Drive, Suite 213
Tempe, AZ 85282

Questions or volunteer inquiries please contact Heather Patel at 480-474-2635 or email hpatel@ajcity.net

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