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Zions Bank spruces up more than 40 homes.

Kayla Watanabe Sep 1, 2016

Zions Bank’s annual Paint-a-Thon was a success in its 26th year of painting homes for senior citizens throughout Utah and Idaho. The week-long service project helps low-income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners who wish to remain in their homes. City and state housing agencies, aging services, community organizations, local churches and even the general public were asked to nominate qualified homeowners.

A total of 44 homes were spruced up in June by more than 2,800 Zions employees and their families. Volunteers also provided yard cleanup, mowing, planting and minor repairs as needed. The cost of paint and supplies were contributed entirely by Zions Bank, which has donated more than $1 million in the past 26 years toward brightening the homes of community members.

This year’s dedicated group of volunteers included Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Taylorsville City Council Member Kristie Overson, both of whom spent time painting alongside Zions employees.

“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.”

Zions Bank initiated Paint-a-Thon in 1991 as a volunteer project for homes along Utah’s Wasatch Front. Since then, bank employees have volunteered personal time and effort each summer to paint more than 1,000 homes in Utah and Idaho.

Photos courtesy of Zions Bank

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