Paint it Forward: Nominate local family for colorful act of kindness

Posted at 5:02 AM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 06:02:17-04

To many people out there, paying it forward isn’t just a nice gesture, but second nature.  

For the good folks at ABC Painting and Drywall, helping other people is in their DNA. They just "Paint it Forward." 

Do you know a person or group who deserves a random act of kindness? The ABC Painting and Drywall want to hear from you. 

In 2005 a nationwide "Paint-It-Forward" program started in California to encourage communities to help nominate local families or small businesses that were in desperate need of painting services, but unable to afford it. 

"We would hear about it in all these other states and communities; we would watch videos on how it brought people together, volunteers, the crew, and the happy homeowners that got their home painted. So, it is something we felt that we are blessed in doing this, why not share it with the rest of the community?" said Debbie Hoffmann-Solis. 

Two years ago Debbie Hoffmann-Solis and her husband, Joe Solis Jr., of ABC Painting and Drywall were the first business owners in Texas to participate in the ‘Paint it Forward" program.  

The first couple of events were such a success that they decided to do it again this year. 

"It feels good to do something good to someone else. Something you can provide them that not everybody can. So we just want to share that and bless someone else with something great," said Hoffmann-Solis. 

"The feeling of giving is better than receiving. That is how I see it," said Joe Solis Jr. 

The chosen recipient of the program will be awarded with up to $3,500 in free painting services. 

"I kind of want to do it more often now. At least from one year to probably two times a year.  I see all the stories, and I want to give it to more than one person, but we are only giving it for one. There are so many people out there in need, and I wish I could just do it full time," said Solis Jr. 

"All you have to do is say who you are nominating, who you are, and why you are nominating that individual. Give us a phone number, contact number, or an address, and then we will be in contact with the person that has been nominated," said Hoffmann-Solis. 

ABC Painting & Drywall LLC will be sharing the experience to a deserving Corpus Christi family in Texas for the third time. 

At ABC Painting & Drywall LLC, they truly appreciate the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our local community in their roles as police of?cers, ?re?ghters, EMTs, Nursing staff, Home health providers, and retired military personnel. 

If you know of a family or nonprofit organization in need of a fresh coat of paint that can’t afford it, please help by submitting their story to the form on their website or mail to 2033 Airline Rd Suite H-4 Corpus Christi, TX 78412. 

All nominations are kept confidential to their team.  They will narrow the nominees down to a one family or nonprofit organization that they select to help. 

Please submit no later than September 30, 2018. 

For assistance contact their Office:(361) 334-0408 or fax 361-334-2880.