Home gets makeover from Utah program

Volunteers gather near a Salina home repainted June 5. The painting was completed as part of an annual program sponsored by Zions Bank.

SALINA — A Salina house received a makeover in June as one of 31 homes across Utah that got a fresh coat of paint and a landscaping lift during Zions Bank’s 29th annual Paint-a-Thon service project. 

Dozens of employees from Zions Bank’s Richfield, Salina, Ephraim, Manti and Filmore branches, along with their family members, rolled up their sleeves to transform a Salina home by painting and sprucing up the yard. 

Along with beautifying neighborhoods, the Paint-a-Thon project aims to help elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners take pride in their homes and maintain their independence. Throughout the week, more than 3,000 Zions Bank employees and their families volunteered to clean, scrape and paint 40 homes in Utah and Idaho.

 In addition to painting volunteers provided yard cleanup, pruning, mowing, planting and minor repair. 

The average age of this year’s homeowner is 72, with an average yearly income of $21,800. Projects completed during the annual weeklong event were selected with the assistance of nominations from the public, state housing agencies, community organizations and local churches. 

“As a community bank, the Paint-a-Thon service project embodies our dedication to the communities we serve,” said Paint-a-Thon team captain Ryan Roper. “We look forward to this service project every year and find enormous satisfaction in transforming the homes and yards of our neighbors in need.”

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