Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2014 “Paint Iowa Beautiful” program. Among this year’s recipients is Hawkins Memorial Library in La Porte City. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. The program is administered through Keep Iowa Beautiful with the paint provided by the Diamond Vogel Paint Company.
“Governor Branstad has signed a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month and we are pleased to do our part by awarding paint to 63 community projects in Iowa,” said Doug Vogel, Vice-President, Trade Marketing, of the Iowa based company. “The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel Paint to assist and work with the many local volunteers that help build stronger Iowa communities.”
Gerald Schnepf, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful added, “The Paint Iowa Beautiful program helps us increase our assistance to neighborhoods, communities, historic projects and other public service organizations in improving the attractiveness and beauty of our home areas. These projects definitely improve the beauty of Iowa, its countryside and its communities.”
Keep Iowa Beautiful is a non-profit organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful. Program efforts include litter reduction, public nuisance abatement and beautification programs.
Diamond Vogel is an Iowa based, family owned company started in 1926 by Andrew Vogel. It serves 13 states with seven manufacturing facilities and over 60 service center outlets providing Architectural Finishes, Industrial and Original Equipment Finishes and Home Decorating Products.