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Benjamin Moore Paints is sponsoring a contest to choose cities nationwide to paint a three block long portion of their downtown area. The “Main Street Matters” initiative will select 20 cities in the United States to provide paint and supplies needed for facades, porches, railings, shutters and other exterior building trim.  In addition, Benjamin Moore will provide color experts and skilled professional painters to help spruce up the chosen communities. The experts will assist on the best choices to enhance the architectural style, regional influences and historic references in each community. Many of the painters will be hired locally as well, adding an economic benefit to chosen communities.

“Our Main Streets are the vital hub of our communities and Benjamin Moore and our network of independent dealers have always been integral parts of Main Street,”  David Melancon, Chief Marketing Officer of Benjamin Moore said in a press release. “This investment we’re making in communities around North america is core to our business and to who we are; Main Streets make us who we are and we’re proud to honor that with this effort.”

The effort also has multiple partner organizations around the country including Make it Right, the charitable organization founded by Actor Brad Pitt who started the group to help rebuild the lower 9th Ward in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.  Make It Right is continuing to fulfill the original commitment to New Orleans and has expanded to help build an apartment building for disabled veterans in Newark, NJ and broke ground on an ambitious community development in a blighted Kansas City, MO neighborhood.

The campaign by Benjamin Moore asks consumers around the country to cast their vote online for which 20 Main Streets should be revitalized of the approximate 100 cities nominated. Only two cities in the state of Kansas, Eudora and Garden City, have been nominated to have their downtown repainted.

To vote for Eudora, simply go to http://www.paintwhatmatters.com/ and then click on Kansas to see the two cities. Next you will select Eudora (or at least you should) and then click on Vote Now.  You can vote once a day from now until June 30.

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