Tampa, Fla. – Volunteers are being sought to join others from around the Tampa Bay area to help staff and friends of the University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC) to improve the community during its fifth annual Paint the Town event on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A block party will follow, from noon to 2 p.m.
Volunteers will roll up their sleeves and invest sweat equity into cleaning and beautifying neighborhoods primarily in the zip code areas of 33612 and 33613.
Many seniors, single moms, veterans and disabled residents throughout the area have difficulty maintaining their homes due to physical and financial constraints. Volunteers participating in this Paint the Town activity will paint and/or repair houses for select residents, revitalizing the neighborhood in which they live. In addition, volunteers and staff will clean up streets and roads in the area.
The University Area CDC is partnering with businesses, government agencies, religious groups, student organizations and service clubs. Besides painting, projects may include mowing yards, laying sod, landscaping, planting flowers, repairing fences, cleaning up litter, repairing doors and windows, etc.
Paint the Town impacts the entire community by restoring neighborhood pride, increasing property values, and bringing community members together. For questions about sponsorship or volunteering, contact Diana Diaz at 813.558.5212 x 316, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UACDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about UACDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org.