In November 2014, leadership of the First Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Ohio and representatives of Downtown Marion, Inc. began to research a concept aimed at the re-gentrification of neighborhoods in and around the downtown area. Simply stated, many homes in the core of Marion might be dramatically improved in appearance with fresh paint.
In essence, the purpose behind the imitative is to upgrade the appearance of at least two homes on a particular block to stimulate a change in the overall appearance of targeted neighborhoods. Reverend Don Diehl, senior pastor of the Nazarene congregation has embraced this idea as well as two teams of volunteers from the Nazarene congregation. It was decided by both Downtown Marion, Inc. representatives and the executive pastorate of the Nazarene congregation that owner-occupied homes would be targeted for assistance.
“Paint the Town” commenced on May 2, 2015 and is looking to expand in 2016. The cost is approximately $500 per home for supplies. Contributions can be made to Downtown Marion, Inc. with instructions stating that the monies be applied to “Paint the Town”. Downtown Marion, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization.
You can donate by sending checks or money orders to:
Downtown Marion Inc.
267 West Center Street
Marion, OH 43302
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