Volunteers Needed for Citywide Paint Out Day

Oct. 12, 2012 In support of the Graffiti Free Phoenix pilot program, the city’s Neighborhood Services Department will bring together hundreds of residents across Phoenix in a combined effort to wipe out graffiti in their communities. Volunteers are needed to help make this Graffiti Free Phoenix: Wipe It Out! Day a success. The citywide event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3. To date, more than 2,000 volunteers have already signed up to help wipe out graffiti. “Wipe It Out Day will change the way residents and visitors see our city,” said Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, chairman of the City Council Neighborhoods, Planning and Development, Housing and Homeless Subcommittee. “I encourage residents to join us for this big day when businesses, community groups and our neighbors come together to remove graffiti from our neighborhoods – and have a little fun at the same time!” City staff also has planned a kick-off rally from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. During the rally, staff will cheer on neighborhood and corporate volunteer groups as they pick up paint and supplies in preparation for the Nov. 3 Wipe It Out Day. Several blight buster volunteers also will be recognized for their dedicated service throughout the years. Event sponsors are APS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Circle K, Grand Canyon University and Public Works Department. Sponsors are still available. For more information, visit phoenix.gov/NSD or email NSD@phoenix.gov. To sign up to volunteer, visit myvolunteerphoenix.org and type “Graffiti Free Phoenix” in the search bar or call 602-534-4444. Media Contact: Stephanie Ribodal Romero Cell 602-261-8512 602-412-7228


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