Largo, FL – November 7, 2018 – On Saturday, November 10th, 2018 over 200 Pinellas County residents will step up to serve as volunteers for the second annual Paint the Block event, presented by Valspar and The Valspar Championship. Habitat Pinellas volunteers will roll through Dansville in Largo, Florida, providing exterior home improvements for 10 families.
WHO: Habitat Pinellas staff, and over 200 Pinellas County volunteers, will be participating throughout the day.
WHAT: Paint the Block, sponsored by Valspar and The Valspar Championship, will partner with Habitat of Humanity of Pinellas County’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) to paint and landscape the exterior of 10homes. The NRI is dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods throughout Pinellas County. In partnership with Valspar, Habitat Pinellas has received a $6,000 donation to provide paint, supplies and organization of this event. In addition to Paint the Block, Pinellas County homeowners can look to Habitat Pinellas all year long for affordable home repairs like roof replacement, structural repairs, plumbing, electrical repairs and painting. For more information regarding this program and the qualification process, contact Habitat Pinellas Information and Office Assistant Lutricia Johnson at 727-536-7455 ex 401 or visit our website www.habitatpinellas.org for additional information.
WHERE: Habitat Pinellas staff and volunteers will initially meet, park and enjoy lunch at 13365 Oak St, Largo, FL 33774
WHEN: Saturday, November 10th, 2018, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
TIMELINE: 7:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM Welcome
8:15 AM Out to Paint!
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Painting/Clean up
About Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has constructed 500 homes for struggling families in Pinellas County, 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 Pinellas homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. For Pinellas County, that translates to as little as $27,000 a year for a family of four. Candidates must also demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat Pinellas 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 home ownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, Habitat Pinellas raises funds through their ReStore, a home improvement outlet where donated household and building items are sold to the public.
About the Valspar Championship
The Valspar Championship is Tampa Bay’s PGA TOUR event and a part of the annual FedExCup competition. The 2019 Valspar Championship will be held on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, March 18-24, 2019. It is nationally televised by NBC Sports and Golf Channel. For more information, visitwww.valsparchampionship.com and follow @valsparchamp on Twitter.
About Copperhead Charities, Inc.
Copperhead Charities’ history of supporting charities through professional golf dates back to 1977, with funds generated exceeding $38 million. The 2018 Valspar Championship, is the 19th full-field PGA TOUR event sponsored by the Copperheads (General Chairman Keith Robinson, Vice Chairman Jim Eisch). Over 130 Tampa Bay area civic and business leaders are members of The Copperheads. The tournament is managed by Pro Links Sports with Executive Director Hollis Cavner and Tournament Director Tracy West.
About 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.