Safe Streets seeks ‘Operation Graffiti Cover-Up’ volunteers

Safe Streets is still accepting volunteers for its annual Operation Graffiti Cover-Up on Sat., May 15. A rally is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at Tacoma’s South End Neighborhood Center, 7802 South L Street. Community members may also continue to contact Safe Streets at (253) 272-6824 to report graffiti.

Operation Graffiti Cover-Up volunteers paint over illegal graffiti at pre-identified sites throughout Tacoma, Lakewood and unincorporated Pierce County. The event encompasses gang suppression, beautification and community building. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own paintbrushes and rollers. Refreshments will be provided. Partners for Operation Graffiti Cover-Up are Pierce County, the City of Tacoma, the City of Lakewood and Click! Network.

“Nothing says that we care more about our community than our efforts to make it a cleaner, safer place to live,” says Mike Wilson, Safe Streets’ Youth Leading Change program manager.

For more information and to register as a volunteer or report a potential site, contact Safe Streets at (253) 272-6824, or email mwilson@safest.org .