Scott County Hardware wins True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future Grant

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Waldron, AR, July 27, 2020 – A fresh coat of paint brightens any room, and this summer Waldron Public Schools will refresh their learning environment with 20 gallons of donated paint. Waldron Public schools was selected as the winner of a paint grant through Scott County Hardware & Farm’s partnership with True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program. A True Value Foundation paint grant helps improve learning environments and can have an impact on youth attitudes and performance. Over 1,600 schools and youth-development focused organizations across the country have been awarded paint since the program’s inception in 2009, covering nearly 20 million square feet of learning space.

Partnering with True Value Foundation, Scott County Hardware & Farm nominated Waldron Public Schools for a 20 gallon paint grant to help refresh youth learning spaces. Ken Landon of Scott County Hardware & Farm is delivering the asthma and allergy friendly paint, located at 1359 W 2nd in Waldron.

True Value’s EasyCare Ultra Premium Acrylic Latex paint has earned the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark via an independent certification program established in the United States, which helps consumers identify products more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. The program performs physical and chemical testing on products to ensure they minimize irritants and pollutants in the air and reduce potential exposure to allergens. The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark is awarded only to products that are scientifically proven to reduce potential exposure to asthma and allergy triggers.

Waldron Public Schools are using the paint to give their classrooms a much-needed makeover. The more than 900 youth will enjoy learning in the newly painted facility.

“Through True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program, we’re able to help Waldron Public Schools and give back to the community we love to serve,” said Scott County True Value & Farm’s General Manager Matt Scantling. “The donation will not only save the organization money, but more importantly will create an environment that fosters learning, inspires creativity and instills community pride.”

True Value Foundation unites retailers in helping improve the lives of children in the communities True Value serves. The foundation advocates for youth and serves as a catalyst to provide tools and resources to
help youth realize their dreams and achieve their potential. We encourage our partners to get involved and give back through volunteerism, mentorship, community improvements, and raising funds.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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