Bank employees and their families helped give a facelift to Jasper’s Daycare, along with efforts from Ben Byrd Construction, McElhaney Construction, Moab Construction, Walker True Value, Chevron, Zax and the Paint Corner.
Throughout the service project that continues across the state through June 16, more than 2,800 bank employees and their families are volunteering to clean, scrape and paint 42 homes in Idaho and Utah.
“Each year, we look forward to working together to help meet the needs of those who need some help in the community,” said Zions Bank Financial Center Manager and Paint-a-Thon team captain Chantell Noyes. “Not only is the project rewarding for both our employee volunteers and for our homeowners, but it demonstrates Zions Bank’s mission to create value in our communities.”
In addition to painting, Zions employees provide yard clean-up, pruning, mowing, planting and minor repairs as needed by homeowners. The cost for all paint and supplies is contributed by Zions Bank.
Launched in 1991, the event began as a volunteer project for a dozen homes along Utah’s Wasatch Front. Over the past 28 years, Zions Bank employees have put aside summer pastimes for a week each year — volunteering in the evenings after work and on Saturday — to paint 1,140 homes throughout Idaho and Utah, according to a press release issues by the financial institution. Not counting the dollar value of volunteer hours through the years, the bank has donated more than $1 million toward beautifying homes in the two states.