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Paint – South Dakota Campaign Seeking Volunteers

Published on February 21, 2018 by South Dakota Housing Development Authority
Paint – South Dakota Campaign Seeking Volunteers

PIERRE, SD – “Paint – South Dakota” is underway and South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is seeking volunteer painters and nominations for houses in need of painting.

To get involved, an individual or group of people nominate someone in their community whose home is in need of a fresh coat of exterior paint and then pick a Saturday in June to pick up paint brushes and set aside some free time to help residents in their communities.

The nominated home must be a single family, owner-occupied residence whose owner is physically or financially unable to paint their home themselves.

In the past 20 years, over 500 homes across South Dakota have been painted, resulting in more than 9,801 gallons of paint and primer being applied by 7,346 local volunteers.

“We continue this campaign because of its success in cities and towns of all sizes,” said Executive Director Mark Lauseng. “This campaign promotes volunteerism, benefits our neighbors and beautifies the community.”

Applications may be submitted to SDHDA and must be received by 5 p.m. CDT, April 13, 2018. Applicants will be able to select from one of five weekends in June to complete the painting of the home.

Additional information and a link to the poster and application can be found at www.sdhda.org. Questions can be directed to Sheila Ricketts at 605.773.7603.

About South Dakota Housing Development Authority:
South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity. SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs that provide mortgage and downpayment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention and rental assistance. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. For more information, visit www.sdhda.org.

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