KPB Announces Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grant Winners

GREENSBURG – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced the eight grant winners of their 2012 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program.

Designed to provide community groups with paint and supplies, the program enables these groups to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease. 

During the month of September, the eight grant winners will transform their structure, utilizing up to 20 gallons of exterior paints and $75 in painting supplies.

The eight grant winners are as follows:

Allegheny County: Historic Deutschtown Development Council for painting the Beckert Building along East Ohio Street.

Blair County: Catherine, Williamsburg and Woodbury townships for painting the Community Center.

Bradford County: Bradford County Branch of YMCA for painting community pool.

Indiana County: Indiana County Head Start for painting the community head start building.

Montgomery County: Abington Shade Tree Commission for painting a mural in Grove Park.

Philadelphia County: New Kensington CDC for painting Brotherhood Mission, which serves as a community food bank and homeless shelter for residents in need.

Washington County: Pennsylvania Environmental Council for painting the California Library Caboose.

Westmoreland County: Borough of Irwin for painting the Irwin Park Amphitheater.

“Thanks to the strong partnership that exists between BEHR and The Home Depot, we are thrilled to take part in the 2012 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania,” said Steve

Ward, regional sales and operations manager for BEHR. “Our culture of strengthening and growing the communities in which we serve is exemplified in the actions of this project.  We look forward to sharing in the passion and pride of the participants who want to do whatever it takes, great or small, to make their community a better place.”

“Through our partnership with BEHR and The Home Depot, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter, president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on a public library or community center sends a strong message that we care about our communities.”

For additional information regarding Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program, please contact Michelle Dunn, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful.  Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed more than 93 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests and waterways.  To learn more about Keep

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