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Nominate homes for Zions Bank's annual Paint-a-Thon makeovers

By Adam Young

Zions Bank is inviting the public to nominate qualified homes in their neighborhoods that can be spruced up with a fresh coat of exterior paint during the annual Paint-a-Thon service project in June.

Paint-a-Thon benefits low-income elderly, disabled, and veteran residents in Idaho and Utah. Although Zions Bank receives referrals by city and state housing agencies, aging services, community organizations and local churches, it is also inviting the public to nominate qualified homeowners.

To be eligible for consideration, homeowners must meet federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines, detailed on Zions Bank’s website at, zionsbank.com/community — which includes the link to the nomination form. Home nominations are due by April 15. For additional information, email [email protected].

In addition to painting, Zions employees will provide yard clean-up, pruning, mowing, planting and minor repairs as needed by homeowners. The cost for all paint and supplies is contributed by Zions Bank.

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“We know senior citizens cherish the opportunity to remain in their homes as long as possible, so this is our way of helping them accomplish that goal,” said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. “Every year, Zions Bank employees look forward to Paint-a-Thon and helping our neighbors spruce up their homes and yards when they can no longer do the job themselves.”

Launched in 1991, Zions Bank’s Paint-a-Thon began as a volunteer project for a dozen homes along Utah’s Wasatch Front. Over the past 27 years, Zions Bank employees have put aside summer pastimes for a week each year — volunteering in the evenings after work and on Saturday — to paint nearly 1,100 homes throughout Idaho and Utah. Not counting the dollar value of volunteer hours through the years, the bank has donated more than $1.16 million toward beautifying homes in the two states.