For Immediate Release
For additional information, contact :
Jerry Hansen, Executive Director
Tampa Will “Paint Your Heart Out” on Saturday, April 20
Tampa, Fla. (April 18, 2013) – Saturday, April 20, 2013, marks the 25th annual paint day for Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa! (PYHOT). More than 2,000 volunteers will team up on Saturday to paint 90 homes in our community.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn is scheduled to kick off the day at the home being painted by the Mayor’s Youth Corps, and will visit volunteers painting homes throughout Tampa. Mayor Buckhorn’s schedule is below; all times are approximate.
8:30 a.m. 113 W. Adalee – Painted by the Mayor’s Youth Corps
8:50 a.m. 109 W. Adalee – Painted by Tampa Fire Rescue
9:10 a.m. 1913 W. North A St – Painted by Glidden Company / Home Depot
9:30 a.m. 1923 W. Arch St – Painted by AAA Auto Club Group
9:50 a.m. 2105 W. Saint Isabel St – Painted by Art Institute of Tampa
10:10 a.m. 4103 W. Grace St – Painted by Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurant
10:30 a.m. 5114 N. MacDill Ave – Painted by Penn State Chapter of Greater Tampa
10:50 a.m. 2702 N. Munro St – Painted by Homeowners Choice, Inc.
PYHOT started in 1988 and has continued to make a difference in the lives of low-income, elderly Tampa residents. Since 1988, over 57,000 people have volunteered to make it a success donating more than 332,000 volunteer hours.
This massive effort is made possible by donations of money, supplies, and labor. Houses are selected throughout the year. Prior to paint day, community volunteers meet with the homeowners to evaluate and prepare the homes for painting. Additionally, PYHOT organizers work throughout the year on organizing volunteers and volunteer teams, identifying sponsors and collecting donations, choosing trim colors and pressure washing the homes.
Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa! is 501C3 established to paint the homes of low income elderly citizens in the Tampa area. For more information about the program, please call (813) 258-4512 or visit www.PYHOT.org.