Monday, May 13th, 2013:
Join us to prepare approximately 30 houses for Paint the Town! We’ll gather in Norwood to sand, scrape and power wash homes that will be painted during this year’s Paint the Town effort. We’ll provide the breakfast, lunch and after party… …
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013:
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2013 Paint the Town event in Norwood. All applications are being processed; all homeowners who submitted an application will be notified whether their home was selected by May 1. Thank you to …
Paint The Town
Prep the Town is Saturday, May 23!
Approximately 175 volunteers are registered to help prepare houses for the 12th annual Paint the Town event! Nearly 35 houses will be sanded, scraped, primed and power washed in preparation for the big day. NOTICE FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS: The event will take place rain or shine. In the case of truly inclement weather, we will announce a contingency plan… hint, hint, you may want to keep Sunday open. But we do ask that volunteers report to Prep the Town on Saturday regardless of the weather outlook. There will still be some work that can be done in spite of any scheduled rain! And we’ll be sure to keep you updated here, on our Facebook page and on Twitter in case anything goes truly awry.
Paint the Town Application Process Now Closed
Paint the Town is no longer accepting applications for its 2013 event. Those homeowners who have applied and been interviewed will be notified whether their home has been selected by May 1. Thank you to all those who applied to have their homes painted; we look forward to transforming the City of Norwood one house at a time on June 8!
Now in its twelfth year, Paint the Town has painted more than 350 houses in the communities of East End, Price Hill (twice), Northside, Madisonville, Hartwell/Carthage, College Hill, Cheviot, Avondale and Evanston in Ohio, and Covington, Bellevue and Dayton in Kentucky. Neighborhoods are chosen through a competitive process according to current needs.
Over the years, Paint the Town recipient, Jim Frazier has given much of his time to improving and saving lives in his own community and abroad. With most of his career dedicated to serving Cheviot, it is only fitting that volunteers could serve Frazier this time.
Frazier was born in Cincinnati and as a child moved to Beavercreek, Ohio, where he graduated High School. He eventually made his way back to the Tristate area to attend fire school and receive advanced EMS training. After completing his training, he served on the Cheviot Fire Department and Life Squad for 12 years, dedicating his time to protecting the citizens of Cheviot.
Not only has Frazier worked in this capacity in his own community, but as an advanced EMT, Frazier utilized his skillsand knowledge to treat those who are less fortunate across the globe. For over 10 years, he and his wife, Sue made regular medical missions to southern India where they stayed for a few weeks at a time, treating everything from the common cold to leprosy.
“We worked in medical camps treating anywhere from 300 to 500 people a day. Some of these people had never seen a doctor in their lives and lived in mud huts and shanties. It was particularly rewarding to be able to help treat those who were stricken with leprosy, because in that culture they are considered outcasts. If one member of the family has it, the whole family is cast out,” said Frazier.
About Paint the Town
Paint the Town is a daylong event that engages more than 1,000 volunteers to rejuvenate homes in need of a little TLC. Painting a mass of homes in a concentrated area can truly serve as a catalyst to lift up a community. Neighborhoods are chosen according to need, and qualified homeowners are encouraged to apply for the service. Community groups are instrumental in spreading the word about Paint the Town. Volunteers work in teams led by experienced team leaders to paint a house. If needed, houses are prepped for painting prior to the day of the event. Volunteers are provided with breakfast, lunch, drinking water, a team T-shirt, and painting supplies. Volunteer sign-ups will take place in spring.
Paint the Town has painted more than 350 houses in the communities of College Hill, East End, Price Hill (twice), Northside, Madisonville, Hartwell/Carthage, Cheviot, Avondale and Evanston in Ohio, and Covington, Bellevue and Dayton in Kentucky… and we’re just getting started.