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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Kent Kirberg, foreground, scrapes paint off the windows as he joins his wife and other Zions Bank employees in painting and sprucing up the Rose Park home of Reita Lee Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — A home in Salt Lake City received a makeover by local Zions Bank employees during the company's 22nd annual Paint-a-Thon service project. Zions bankers traded balance sheets for brushes to paint and landscape the home of Reita Lee, 57.

Throughout the week, more than 3,500 Zions Bank employees and their families are volunteering to clean, scrape and paint 50 homes in Utah and Idaho.  


The Paint-a-Thon benefits low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners. The average age of this year's homeowner is 74, with an average monthly income of $1,500. Projects completed during the annual weeklong event were selected with the assistance of state housing agencies, community organizations and local churches.