Painting For A Good Cause
Cathloic Charities and Sherwin Williams got together for a good cause -- making the homeless feel at home.
Sherwin Williams donated paint, supplies, and time.
Volunteers from Sherwin-Williams and Bullseye Painting are sprucing up Catholic Charities' Second Place East Homeless Shelter in Elmira to make life a bit more comfortable for the people who use the shelter.
Lindsay Winters, Director of Development for Catholic Charities for Chemung and Schuyler counties said, "If you think about it, this is their home for the night, so having a nicely painted room where they can go and relax means a lot to people who have very little.
Catholic Charities is one of Sherwin Williams' largest national accounts and have been partnered for several years.
The plan is to paint a building every year for the charity, as a way to give back to the community.
Marketing Representative for Sherwin-Williams, Mike Williams says, "
It's real humbling, you know, to affect change in the community in which you live, you know. We're all certainly gonna go home tonight knowing that we did a good thing for a great organization."
The Second Place East Homeless Shelter serves about two dozen people a day.