Local Family In Need Surprised With Freshly Painted Home

August 24, 2013 Updated Aug 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Hilary Lane

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Local Family In Need Surprised With Freshly Painted Home

August 24, 2013 Updated Aug 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM EDT

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - One deserving family was surprised with a home makeover on Saturday.

Jesse Gooch, owner of Painters Plus, chose Megan Sholtz, 35-year-old mother of three from Linwood Avenue, as the winner of the 3rd Annual Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors) Contest.

Sholtz, who battled a deadly disease for the past year, now has a freshly painted home.

Thirty volunteers worked all day to paint the exterior.

"I am so thankful. This means the world," said Shultz. "We now have security when the winter comes."

Gooch also towed Shultz's car and and her mother's car that had been sitting in the driveway for months in desperate need of repairs. Gooch is paying for the car repairs.