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Keep PA Beautiful, Behr Paints, Home Depot Award 2016 Fresh Paint Days Grants

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Behr Paints and Home Depot Thursday announced the eight grant recipients of their 2016 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grants

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.

The grant winners are:

-- Coraopolis Community Development Foundation, Coraopolis, Allegheny County* - Community Garden House;

-- The Franklin Center of Beaver County, Inc., Aliquippa, Beaver County - Business District Mural;

-- Summerhill Township Board of Supervisors, Wilmore, Cambria County* - Summerhill Township Municipal Office and Police Department building;

-- Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation, Harrisburg, Dauphin County* - Possibility Place Playground;

-- United Way of Lawrence County, New Castle, Lawrence County* - Cascade Park Swimming Pool Renovations;

-- Downtown Lewistown, Inc., Lewistown, Mifflin County* - Lewistown Junction Station

-- Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center, Inc., East Stroudsburg, Monroe County - Pocono Cinema; and

-- Sullivan County Agricultural Society, Forksville, Sullivan County - 4-H Building.

"Behr, as an employer in the State of Pennsylvania, 'believes in doing the right thing', and giving back to the community through the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Fresh Paint Days program is a good opportunity for Behr  to help those in need,” said Drew Hatcher, Director of Contract Management.

“Through our partnership with Behr 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. “We are excited to see so many diverse and worthwhile projects and community members who are willing to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in their communities. 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.”

This year’s event is held in partnership with support from Behr 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 Behr and a gift card for painting supplies courtesy of The Home Depot.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel

Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s new Electronics Waste website.


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* Denotes project counties where local Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliates exist.


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