The law firm Geoff McDonald & Associates participated in Henrico County’s Operation Paintbrush program in April 2014, spending a day painting a home in Eastern Henrico County for a family selected by the county.
“We enjoy giving back to the community, and it was great to see my team grow closer together after working all day for Operation Paintbrush,” McDonald said.
Operation Paintbrush is a program whereby volunteer groups are recruited to paint the homes of Henrico citizens who lack resources. Potential beneficiaries are screened for eligibility using the federal guidelines for low- and moderate-income families. Typically, they are senior citizens, and most can be classified as very low income.
Sometimes minor repairs are needed before a home can be painted, but usually, a volunteer group of 10 or more can make the necessary repairs and paint the home on a single Saturday.