Press Release: 25th Annual Paint-a-Thon
Zions Bank Invites Public to Nominate Homes for Makeovers During 25th Annual Paint-a-Thon Service Project
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah; April 24, 2015 — To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Zions Bank’s annual Paint-a-Thon service project, the bank is inviting the public to nominate up to half of the 50 homes its employees will spruce up with a fresh coat of exterior paint.
The Paint-a-Thon service project benefits low-income elderly, disabled, and veteran residents in Utah and Idaho. Typically, homes are referred to Zions Bank by city and state housing agencies, aging services, community organizations and local churches. This year, Zions Bank is inviting the public to nominate qualified homeowners.
To qualify for consideration, homeowners must meet federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines, detailed on Zions Bank’s zBlog, zionsbankblog.com — which includes the link to the nomination form. The average age of last year’s home owner was 73, with an average monthly income of $1,645. Homes will be selected by May 22, 2015. For additional information, email ZionsBankEvents@zionsbank.com.
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.
“Zions Bank believes the Paint-a-Thon helps senior citizens remain in their homes as long as possible, maintaining their independence, dignity and health,” said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. “Employees at Zions Bank look forward to the Paint-a-Thon every year because it’s an opportunity to help 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 24 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 a total of 1,000 homes throughout Idaho and Utah. Not counting the dollar value of volunteer hours through the years, the bank has donated more than $1 million toward beautifying homes in the two states.
About Zions Bank
Zions Bank, a division of ZB, N.A., operates 124 full-service financial centers throughout Utah and Idaho. In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank is also a leader in small business lending and has consistently ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 22 years and Idaho’s Boise District for the past 14 years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for more than 140 years. Additional information is available at www.zionsbank.com.