McAllen nonprofit organization seeking volunteers to paint elderly residents' homes

By: Allysa Cole

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If you're looking for a way to give back to the community--now's your chance. 

Nonprofit organization Keep McAllen Beautiful is looking for applicants and volunteers for its annual "Paint McAllen Beautiful" project. 

Volunteers will paint up to six homes of qualifying residents--at least 60 years or older--using funds from a $6,000 grant. 

McAllen Project Coordinator Chris Lash says they're in need of applicants interested in getting their homes painted for free. 

"When you're on a fixed income, being able to qualify for the programs such as ours is such a blessing to them because it makes such a huge difference not only to the exterior of their home and to them, but also to the neighborhood," Lash said. 

To qualify, residents must be 60 years or older, disabled, a McAllen resident, be the owner of the home and must be able to demonstrate a need for an exterior house paint job. 

For more details on how to apply or to volunteer, call the Keep McAllen Beautiful Offices at 956-681-4562. 


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