Across Utah senior citizens, veterans and disabled residents who face challenges maintaining their homes are getting a helping hand from Zions Bank’s 28th annual Paint-a-Thon service project. However, in Moab, a daycare center received this year’s fresh coat of paint.
Jasper’s Daycare, located at 90 North 400 East, received a fresh update this week thanks to various Zions Bank employees and their families. Other local businesses involved with these efforts included Ben Byrd Construction; McElhaney Construction; Moab Construction; Walkers True Value; Chevron; Zax and CC at the Paint Corner.
Throughout the service project that continues across the state through June 16, more than 2,800 Zions Bank employees and their families are volunteering to clean, scrape and paint 42 homes in Idaho and Utah.
“Each year, we look forward to working together to help meet the needs of those who need some help in the community,” said Zions Bank Financial Center Manager and Paint-a-Thon team captain Chantell Noyes. “Not only is the project rewarding for both our employee volunteers and for our homeowners, but it demonstrates Zions Bank’s mission to create value in our communities.”
In addition to painting, Zions employees 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.
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 28 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 1,140 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.