37 Houses in Latonia Painted by 1,100 Volunteers
Give Back Cincinnati brought roughly 1,100 volunteers to Latonia for the young professional organization's thirteenth annual Paint The Town event.
Volunteers took to 37 homes as part of a program that targets homeowners that may be financially or physically unable to spruce up the houses on their own. Participating houses were selected earlier this year.
The homes are sponsored by companies such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Fifth Third Bank, Kroger, Toyota, and TQL, among others, that provide a monetary donation and the volunteers needed for the repairs.
By the numbers, volunteers went through a thousand paint brushes, 350 rollers, nearly 700 gallons of paint, used 400 ladders, and nearly a thousand gallons of water.
6,650 volunteer hours will be accumulated by the volunteers.
This year's event marks a 850% increase in the number of houses painted from Paint The Town's first year in 2002. That year 130 volunteers painted four houses.
Photos by RCN's Brian Frey: