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By: Staff Reporter
On September 1st, 2020, a lucky homeowner in North Tonawanda will learn that their home was selected to be painted and spruced up for free as part of the 10th Annual Project Hope campaign.
Project Hope, which stands for “Helping Others Paint Exteriors,” is an event held by Painters Plus Home Decorating and members of the Chamber of Commerce.
The winner will have their home pressure-washed, primed and painted at no cost to them. People picked for the program are a person or family member that is either disabled, elderly, suffering financial hardships or a veteran.
“It’s such an amazing way to give back to the community,” said the owner of Painters Plus, Jesse Gooch. “This is going to be our tenth year helping families and each year it seems to get bigger and bigger.”
Applicants for Project Hope can be submitted three ways:
(1) online at www.PaintersPlus.US
(2) Mail a letter to Painters Plus at 800 Walck Road, North Tonawanda, New York 14120
(3) Pick up and application at North Tonawanda City Hall or the Chamber of Commerce Office
Applicants are asked to write a short paragraph about themselves and to explain their hardship or situation. They area also asked to provide a photograph of the house and a way in which they can be contacted.
The deadline for submissions is August 28th, 2020.
Gooch told the Niagara Reporter that this year being the 10th anniversary means a lot to him.
“I can’t believe that it has been a decade of Painters Plus doing these projects already,” said Gooch. “We are very happy to have transformed so many homes and lives over the last 10 years of Project H.O.P.E. and look forward to continuing for decades to come!”