Beyond a Coat of Paint
Paint the Town is more than just a coat of paint. It is an opportunity for people in our community to interact with one another and make a difference not only in the lives of the participants but also throughout the neighborhoods.
We tracked down a couple that had their home and hearts touched by Paint the Town last year to ask what advice they would give someone considering participating; their response, “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!” Terry and Marlene Davis found out about Paint the Town through a flyer in their mailbox. The application process was simple and straightforward followed by an interview that helped to answer all their questions.
Terry and Marlene had great experiences with the team leads and the rest of the crew all the way up to the big day. Terry commented, “We laughed a lot while painting the house. It was also a reminder of the fearlessness of youth after watching some of the volunteers on the roof and on the ladders!”
When asked if there was anything that they would change about their experience, their only response was the rain! Unfortunately, some things such as mother nature are out of our control but there was nothing negative Terry and Marlene could say about their overall experience with the Paint the Town volunteers.
When reflecting back on the day and the process of transforming their home, Terry recalled, “After the brushes were down and the house was complete, we were so proud of how our house looked. We were very tired but delighted in the job well done. It’s nice to know that the youth are giving back not only to the community, but they are also volunteering for projects around the globe.”
Terry and Marlene walked away with more than a fresh coat of paint that day. They were able to rejuvenate their home but also had memories that would stay with them forever.