More than 18-hundred volunteers are taking part in Brush Up Nebraska’s 27th Annual Paint-A-Thon on Saturday. Executive Director Tom Pettigrew says they have set a hefty goal this year of painting 70 homes in one day.
Pettigrew says this community service project helps low income elderly and permanently disabled homeowners maintain their homes. He says the majority are women that live alone and on a fixed income that doesn’t include the luxury of hiring a painter. Workers will scrape, paint, caulk windows and do minor repairs inside and out.
This is the 27th year Brush Up Nebraska has been improving neighborhoods. Since 1989, 77,820 Paint-A-Thon volunteers worked more than 700,900 hours, used nearly 40,000 gallons of paint on 2,654 homes.