Paint Your Heart Out 2015 overwhelming success!
Provo, Utah — Each year NeighborWorks Provo is honored to be able to help at least one family for a painting/home beautification project. NWP works closely with the neighborhood chairperson who plays a key role in the coordination of resident volunteers as well as recommending potential projects.
Roylene Lunt was the recipient of this year’s efforts. She has wanted to paint her house for many years but has been unable. As an elderly widow fighting terminal cancer, she had all but given up on her wish to see her home of 30 years painted while she still lives to enjoy it.
There was a great turnout of volunteers, despite the threatening clouds. More than 20 volunteers showed up to help the NeighborWorks staff and board members accomplish the task. As many hands make light work, Roylene’s house was transformed quickly. She was so grateful for the outpouring of love and support that she received from NWP, neighbors and city officials who turned out to help. But the volunteers reported that they received much more than they gave.
Paint Your Heart out is sponsored by NeighborWorks America as part of its national NeighborWorks Week campaign.