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Dallas Thanks Sherwin-Williams; 1,200 Sherwin-Williams Associates - Painting A Brighter Future in One of America's Largest Painting Projects

Published on 2009-01-30. Author : SpecialChem

DALLAS -- In one of the nation's largest volunteer painting projects 1,200 Sherwin-Williams employees from across America and Canada covered 10 Dallas nonprofit agencies with 7,200 hours of elbow grease and 1,000 gallons of paint, in an effort to make a difference during a day of community service.

Dallas Mayor Pro-tem and District 1 City Council representative, Dr. Elba Garcia welcomed 400 S-W associates at the Homeward Bound Rehabilitation Center.

"I want to express our heartfelt thanks to the entire 1,200 members of the Sherwin-Williams team," said Dr. Garcia. "Your efforts are truly monumental. Sherwin-Williams has managed to touch so many of our citizens in need with a wonderful helping hand, thank you."

S-W teams painted the interiors of Homeward Bound Rehabilitation Center, Juliette Fowler Homes, Celestial Haven, Reconciliation Outreach, Central Dallas Ministries (Church, Community Center, Gym and Health Clinic), Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Garland Police Youth gym, Vickery Meadows Learning Center, and the Salvation Army (Pleasant Grove and Casa Shelter).

"We are overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of Sherwin-Williams and its employees for giving their time and talent to help Homeward Bound. Knowing you care brightens our hearts." Douglas Denton, Executive Director Homeward Bound.

"When I heard that Sherwin Williams was coming to Homeward Bound to paint our rooms I could not believe it. We got to help pick out the colors. It feels so good to know people care. It gives me hope." Homeward Bound Client.

Clients at these nonprofits include former addicts, runaway teens, seniors, the homeless, abused mothers, students from economically challenged neighborhoods, and families learning English.

"This Sherwin-Williams effort is a blessing. The painting project will save Juliette Fowler Homes $30,000, a substantial amount of money with the economy in a slump and donors having fewer dollars." Karen Matney Brown, vice president of development, Juliette Fowler Homes.

On the day before his inauguration, President Obama was painting at a D.C. homeless shelter as he called on all Americans to be of service to each other. For Sherwin-Williams, serving our communities on a daily basis has always been an integral and vital part of our company's 142-year history. It's the thread that joins every Sherwin-Williams employee in making a difference. We are extremely proud to not only host our National Sales Conference in Dallas but also have the chance to lend a helping hand.

"The girls locker room at the Garland Police Youth gym was in such bad shape we discontinued using it. Sherwin-Williams is putting life back into the girls program and I can only tell you how that makes me feel- GREAT!!" Lt. Dave Swavey, Founder. The Garland program is nationally recognized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors as a best practice gang intervention prevention program.

Source: Sherwin-Williams Company

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