The Annual Paint-a-Thon is a collaborative effort between Community Action of Southeast Iowa, Two Rivers Bank and Diamond Vogel Paint. The event started in 1993 and is held at the beginning of September each year.
Two Rivers Bank provides the advertising, pays for volunteer t-shirts and a luncheon. Diamond Vogel supplies all the paint that is used and Community Action helps choose the houses to be painted and does small repairs on the houses if necessary.
In 26 years over 11,000 volunteers have helped paint over 500 homes in Des Moines County using over 8,000 gallons of paint.
Volunteers from many community organizations volunteer to help paint with their team. It is a great way to help people and help the community. Painting occurs the week of Labor Day, Tuesday through Friday with a volunteer and homeowner luncheon to follow.
For more information on how to get involved, please call Jim O’Neill at (319) 572-1176 or (319) 753-9100 or Community Action at 319-753-0193.
Applications can be picked up at any Two Rivers location, Diamond Vogel, or Community Action Neighborhood Center at 700 Jefferson, Burlington. They need to be turned in by July 12, 2019.
The Press Release regarding the 2019 Paint-A-Thon.
An article from The Hawkeye about the Paint-A-Thon 2018.