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2/28/2020 Member News

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties Mobilizes Volunteers to Serve 5 Homeowners for the 4th Annual “Paint the Block” Event Presented by Valspar Paint and the Valspar Championship

 

 



Largo, FL
— On Saturday, February 29th, 2020, over 60 volunteers will donate their time at the fourth annual “Paint the Block” event, presented by Valspar Paint and The Valspar Championship. The event is part of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties’ “A Brush with Kindness” program. Volunteers will roll through Dansville community in Largo to provide exterior home improvements for 5 homeowners.

“A Brush with Kindness” is an initiative that serves low to moderate income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. The program focuses on exterior home repair services such as painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping, and exterior cleanup, with the goal of home preservation as well as neighborhood beatification. Volunteers work alongside the homeowner and Habitat staff to revitalize a home’s exterior.

The program increases the number of families living in safe, decent, affordable housing, expands the base of volunteers by providing a different type of experience, keeps current sponsors engaged with additional opportunities for smaller projects and creates opportunities to develop cooperative relationships within the community (with neighborhood churches, community organizations, city and county governments, business, etc.). In addition to recently sponsoring its fifth Habitat home with the affiliate, Valspar Paint and the Valspar Championship continues to support Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco with a $5,000 donation to provide paint and supplies for this event.

 

As part of an ongoing effort to bring affordable homeownership opportunities to the area’s working-class neighborhoods, Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco continues to work with Pinellas County officials and community partners to build and beautify homes in the Dansville and Ridgecrest neighborhoods of Largo.

 

At this time, Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco has completed a total of 46 new home in the Dansville and neighboring Ridgecrest community. The affiliate has made a total investment of over $8,000,000 in the area and recently celebrated its 600th home milestone with a partner family who is now a Ridgecrest homeowner.

 

WHEN:Saturday, February 29th, 2020

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

WHERE: 12930 Campbell Lane Largo, FL 33774

 

For more information, please visit www.habitatpwp.org.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 800 families and individuals through its new home buyer and exterior repair programs using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat to invest 350 to 450 “sweat equity” hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that homeownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their two ReStores, home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, call (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.

 

Valspar Championship

The Valspar Championship is Tampa Bay’s PGA TOUR event and a part of the annual FedExCup competition. The 2020 Valspar Championship will be held on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida from March 16-22, 2020. Paul Casey is defending champion in a field of top PGA TOUR professionals. It is nationally televised by NBC Sports and Golf Channel. For more information, visit www.valsparchampionship.com and follow @valsparchamp on Twitter.

 

Copperhead Charities, Inc.

Copperhead Charities history of supporting charities through professional golf dates back to 1977, with funds generated exceeding $43 million. The 2020 Valspar Championship, is the 20th full-field PGA TOUR event sponsored by the Copperheads. Over 200 Tampa Bay area civic and business leaders are members of the Copperheads and CopperMugs. Jim Eisch serves as the General Chair and Ronde Barber the Vice General Chair.  The tournament is managed by Pro Links Sports with Executive Director Hollis Cavner and Tournament Director Tracy West.

 

Valspar and Sherwin-Williams

Since being acquired on June 1, 2017, Valspar is a brand of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products.  The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s®, Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more.  With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers and industrial distributors.  Sherwin-Williams shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: SHW).  For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.