Papillion, NE: Painting the Town…

Last week volunteers gathered at the home of Mrs. King in North Omaha to participate in the 30th Anniversary of Brush-Up Nebraska. The team of volunteers, sponsored by Papillion Manor, spent two days working on Mrs. Kings home. On Wednesday 20 volunteers from Offutt Air Force Base’s 55th AMXS, led by TSgt Jacob Diley, spent the day prepping the home. They scraped all the peeling paint, washed the siding and gutters down, painted the railings, caulked needed areas, and primed the house to get it ready for paint on Saturday. All the prep work the 55th AMXS did was integral for the paint to look good and last for a long time. On Saturday, a crew of 15 from Papillion Manor came out and continued the work that the 55th AMXS started. The house was painted, it went from yellow and white to beige and white in a day. Gutters, windows and soffits were all painted with precision. Nonworking outside lights were also replaced with motion detection lighting. Mrs. King stated that she felt much safer with the new lights. Mrs. King was extremely grateful for the help in painting her home that was built in the sixties, it had only been painted once prior in the last 30 years. She was thrilled with the new look of her home. The project was completed with over 200 volunteer hours, 2 gallons of primer, 9 gallons of paint, a lot of ladders, fun and a lasting community impact for the volunteers, the homeowner and the neighborhood. Brush-Up Nebraska is a nonprofit organization that organizes the painting of homes for low-income elderly and/or disabled homeowners in the Omaha Metro Area.

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Submitted by Michelle Seiter, Public Relations

Papillion Manor, Papillion, Nebraska