The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches is searching for seniors and
others, who need their homes painted as part of the nonprofit’s annual Metro
The charitable event is meant to physically assist low-income seniors and
people with disabilities so they can live independently in their homes,
according to a released statement from the Council of Churches. As part of the
event, thousands of volunteers scrape, prime and paint homes at no cost to the
The Metro Paint-A-Thon, which has been held since 1984 in more than 45 cities
throughout the Twin Cities metro area, is scheduled for the weekend of Aug.
4-5, but the Council of Churches is already searching for homeowners to assist.
Since the event started, Metro Paint-A-Thon volunteers have painted more than
6,250 homes across the metro area, event organizers say.
To qualify for Paint-A-Thon, homeowners must:
— Own and occupy a single-family home, in need of paint, but not in need of
— Live in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington county
— Be 60 years of age or older, or have a permanent physical disability (if
— Meet monthly income guidelines
For more information, call the Metro Paint-A-Thon office at 612-276-1579. You
can download an application at paintathon.gmcc.org. The deadline to apply is