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Volunteers give a fresh coat of paint to dozens of homes across Hillsborough County

The one-day volunteer effort, named Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, gave a fresh coat of paint to more than two dozen homes.
Credit: City of Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Volunteers from across the Tampa Bay area gathered on Saturday to paint homes for low-income families.

The one-day volunteer effort, named Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, gave a fresh coat of paint to more than two dozen homes across Hillsborough County. And, according to Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, some of those homes belong to veterans.

"Of the 22 homes that are getting painted today, 11 are either veterans or widows of veterans," Castor said. "So that’s incredibly important that we support those who served our country."

According to the city of Tampa, each year, more than 2,500 volunteers attend the event.