Tarpon Springs, FL— On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, over 100 Pinellas County residents will step up to serve as volunteers for the third annual Paint the Block event, presented by Valspar and The Valspar Championship. Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco volunteers will roll through Cypress Street in Tarpon Springs, Florida, providing exterior home improvements for 8 homeowners.
Paint the Block, sponsored by Valspar and The Valspar Championship, continues to partner with Habitat of Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties’ Home Repair program to paint and landscape the exterior of 8 homes.
In partnership with Valspar, Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco 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 and West Pasco year round for affordable home repairs like roof replacement, structural repairs, plumbing, electrical repairs and painting.
The affiliate launched the home repair program in 2018 to assist Pinellas County homeowners with non-emergency home repairs including roof replacements, ADA modifications, and energy efficiency upgrades. Eligible homeowners are provided a 0% interest loan to cover the cost of repairs, while the loan payment will be tailored to ensure affordability. Learn more at www.habitatpinellas.org/apply/home-repair.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
7:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cypress Street Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
HOME REPAIR INFO: www.habitatpinellas.org/apply/home-repair
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties
In March 2019, the West Pasco and Pinellas County affiliates merged to form Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. In total, the affiliate has severed more than 750 families in Pinellas and West Pasco Counties through its homeownership and home repair program. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat to invest 350 to 450 sweat equity hours. Mortgage monies are then used to build more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that homeownership contributes to family stability which leads to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their two ReStores. ReStores are home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, call (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.
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 from March 18-24, 2019. Paul Casey is defending champion in a field of top PGA TOUR professionals. It is nationally televised by NBC Sports and Golf Channel. The event is owned and operated by Copperhead Charities, Inc. The title sponsor for the tournament is Valspar Paint. For more information, visit www.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 $41 million. The 2019 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.