With sleeves rolled up and brushes in hand, employees from Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) are fanning out to locations across the state to help transform communities with a fresh coat of paint.
Now, through the end of September, dozens of PSO employee-volunteers are helping with more than a dozen community paint projects as part of Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma. Those projects are among 43 community projects chosen to participate in the event this year.
Fresh Paint Days is a program begun in 2005 through the collaborative efforts of the statewide non-profit organization, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and H-I-S Paint of Oklahoma City, which donates the paint. The program’s design encourages volunteers to seek out unsightly community structures and renovate them with the creative use of resources.
As a sponsor of Fresh Paint Days, PSO contributes $5,000 to KOB. Those dollars provide a stipend for the selected communities to purchase supplies for their projects.
“Public Service Company of Oklahoma is pleased to continue its support of Fresh Paint Days and of the individuals and organizations who work hard to make their communities great places to live and work,” said Jim Evers, State Governmental and Environmental Affairs manager for PSO.
PSO volunteers have already completed Fresh Paint Days projects in Chelsea and Coalgate. The remaining communities where PSO volunteers will be painting are: – Sept. 13…Clinton
– Sept. 16…Chouteau
– Sept. 17…Broken Arrow
– Sept. 19/20…Oologah
– Sept. 19…Tulsa
– Sept. 20…McAlester
– Sept. 20…Ketchum
– Sept. 20/21… Nowata
– Sept. 24…Hobart
– Sept. 24…Anadarko
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit with a mission to empower Oklahoma citizens to preserve and enhance the state’s natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment.