DENVER – A fresh coat of paint can give more than a facelift to an old home. It can lift the spirits of those living inside.
That's why, for the 25th year, volunteers with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Chi Phi chapter in Denver have volunteered their time and talents in the annual Brothers Redevelopment Paint-a-Thon.
The event is in its 36th year. Teams of volunteers sign up to paint the houses of elderly homeowners.
"This event not only aides in the beautification of homes, but it also helps the seniors to once again feel proud of their homes," said Eric Allen, member of the fraternity's paint-a-thon committee.
Brothers Redevelopment accepts applications year-round from seniors who are in need of having their home painted. According to the nonprofit's website:
"These days, the average cost to paint a home can surpass $5,000 — a huge expense for a senior/disabled homeowners living with financial and/or physical limitations."
Applicants are required to be at least 60 years old and have a financial need while living in a home that is no taller than one-and-a-half stories. Applications are available here: http://bit.ly/1rcqe2F.
Volunteers may call that same number to inquire about creating paint-a-thon teams. They may also visit: http://bit.ly/1kYkvso.
The paint-a-thon continues through September.
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