The Coastal District of Sherwin-Williams employees, vendors and customers came together to repaint The Salvation Army shelter in Galveston for #NationalPaintWeek.
GALVESTON (June 2019) – Sometimes hard times lead to great blessings. The Salvation Army wanted to repaint the shelter in Galveston but recent budget cuts had put the cost of paint out of reach. A connection between Leonard Woolsey, President/Publisher of The Daily News and member of the Advisory Board with Billy Joe Strawn of the Galveston Sherwin-Williams led to an amazing offer to not only supply the 90 gallons of paint needed for the job but to adopt the project for their annual #NationalPaintWeek project. Nevin Robinson, District Manager for the Coastal District of Sherwin-Williams said, “The Sherwin-Williams Coastal District is happy to support the community that has supported us for so many years. This was a joint effort with our vendor partners 3M and Purdy and our valued customers RG’s Galveston Painting and CertaPro Painters of Galveston County. And special thanks to Billy Joe Strawn, Galveston Area Representative, for all the coordination it took to pull this off.”
“We are amazed at the way God moves among his people and we’re so thankful to Sherwin-Williams and their partners for this incredible gift. It is more than we could have ever imagined!” said Melanie Thornton-Lewis, Director of Social Services for Galveston County. In 2018, the shelter provided 29,533 nights of shelter for individuals and assisted 60 families.
Volunteers from Sherwin-Williams Coastal District, vendors and customers on the project included Nevin Robinson – Coastal District Manager, Billy Joe Strawn- Galveston Rep, Dray Walker- Galveston Store Manager, Mark Klotz, Andra Aguilar- 3M, Ralph Garcia – RG’s Painting Galveston, Sergio Hernandez, Corrie Willemsen, Chris Cox, Kate Gardener, Stephen Hardy, James Almaraz, Taylor Fannin, Annie Cook, Nia Smith, Clayton Williams, George Tait, Je’Nae Byko, Christa Rostohar, Nubia Heinz, Scott Blair- CertaPro Painting Galveston County, Phillip Rodriguez, Kristen Nelson, Kim Sandoval, Ilea Guajardo, Chris Vaughn, Kelly Munerlan, Justin Gwin, Paul Prater, Allen Hughes and Ben Kolterjahn.
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