Sherwin-Williams Paints a Brighter Future With Day of Service
February 2, 2009
DALLAS - In one of the nation's largest volunteer painting projects, 1,200 Sherwin-Williams employees from across America and Canada covered 10 Dallas nonprofit agencies with 7,200 hours of elbow grease and 1,000 gallons of paint, in an effort to make a difference during a day of community service.
Sherwin-Williams teams painted the interiors of Homeward Bound Rehabilitation Center, Juliette Fowler Homes, Celestial Haven, Reconciliation Outreach, Central Dallas Ministries, Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Garland Police Youth gym, Vickery Meadows Learning Center, and two Salvation Army facilities.
Clients at these nonprofits include former addicts, runaway teens, seniors, the homeless, abused mothers, students from economically challenged neighborhoods and families learning English. "This Sherwin-Williams effort is a blessing. The painting project will save Juliette Fowler Homes $30,000, a substantial amount of money with the economy in a slump and donors having fewer dollars," said Karen Matney Brown, Vice President of Development, Juliette Fowler Homes.
Sherwin-Williams had a number of partners who provided major contributions in making the day a success. Werner Ladder Co. contributed 50 ladders and step stools. Poly-America donated 10,000 feet of drop clothes. Sherwin-Williams Diversified Brands, Purdy Division, contributed brushes and roller covers; and Sherwin-Williams Paint and Coatings Division donated Twist-N-Pour cans.