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Millcreek house transformed as part of Zions Bank’s Paint-a-Thon

Zions Bank employees paint a Millcreek home during Zions Bank’s annual Paint-a-Thon. (Photo courtesy Zions Bank)

Thirty-six homes got a fresh makeover in June as part of the Zions Bank annual Paint-a-Thon. 

One of those homes was in Millcreek for Liliana Merino, who has lived in her home for more than 20 years. More than 100 volunteers— including local bank employees and their family members—transformed the home with new paint and yard touch ups. The home was referred to Zions Bank by Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services.

“Paint-a-Thon has become a cherished annual tradition as we help our neighbors spruce up their homes and yards,” said Zions employee and Paint-a-Thon team captain Desiree Pingree. “As Zions Bank marks its 150th anniversary this year, serving our communities remains central to who we are as a bank.”

Along with beautifying neighborhoods, the Paint-a-Thon project aims to help older adults, people with disabilities and veteran homeowners take pride in their homes and maintain their independence. Throughout the week, more than 2,200 volunteers are volunteering to clean, scrape and paint homes in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.

In addition to painting, Zions employees provide yard cleanup, pruning, mowing, planting and minor repairs as needed by homeowners. The cost for paint and supplies is contributed by Zions Bank. Dinner for West Valley City volunteers was donated by Chick-fil-A.         

The average age of this year’s homeowner is 76, with an average yearly income of $31,600. Projects completed during the annual week-long event were selected with the assistance of nominations from the public, state housing agencies, community organizations and local churches. λ