Keep Crockett Beautiful is the recipient of a Keep America Beautiful Community Paint Donation Program grant, Ashley Perry, affiliate coordinator, announced Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Keep Crockett Beautiful will use the grant funds to paint the outside of the city pool building in Davy Crockett Memorial Park, Perry reported.
"Keep Crockett Beautiful invites the entire community to come out and volunteer for this wonderful opportunity to work and grow together," she said.
"We plan to meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 to beat the heat and hopefully wrap up around 12 noon. We'll be meeting at the city pool building in the Davy Crockett Memorial Park," Perry continued. "All supplies are paid and sponsored by DOW Chemical; just come out ready to help!"
"Efforts are being made to make it a family fun day with booths sponsored by local businesses to promote family groups to come out and join in on taking pride for our public locations," Perry continued.
National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Dow (NYSE: DOW) launched the merit-based community grant program to support KAB affiliates' efforts to build and sustain vibrant communities at a local level.
Grant awards are being used to purchase paint that features innovative raw materials provided by Dow Coating Materials.
Dow is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to making a difference in communities where it has a presence by donating materials for approximately 2,500 formulated gallons of 100 percent acrylic interior paint for community improvement projects that KAB affiliates and Great American Cleanup participating organizations initiate in Dow communities.
"Thriving communities are rooted in individual responsibility and action as well as public-private partnerships," said Becky Lyons, COO of Keep America Beautiful. "Thanks to Dow, the Community Paint Donation Program will help our network of affiliates and partnering organizations generate more positive impact in their communities."
"Dow is proud to be a long-time supporter of KAB and we hope this effort will be a further catalyst toward building and maintaining thriving communities," said Howard Ungerleider, executive vice president, Dow Advanced Materials. "We're especially pleased that we can tie this important philanthropic work to our Dow Coating Materials businesses – this is the embodiment of corporate citizenship at its best."
Dow is in its seventh year as a national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup. Dow is anticipating more than 1,000 Dow employees and their families and friends will volunteer at more than 60 locations during the 2014 GAC, with activities ranging from park restorations and litter cleanups to prescription drug/household hazardous waste take-back programs and painting projects.
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