Volunteers needed for graffiti cleanup

October 2, 2011

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for volunteers to help turn the tide on graffiti vandalism by taking part in a graffiti cleanup event at the Sun Valley Community Center, 115 W. 6th Ave. in Sun Valley, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011, weather permitting. The Sheriff is also looking for concerned citizens to donate paint, brushes or gloves to the effort. For more information, contact Katie Stueve at (775) 328-3361.

Graffiti vandalism is now one of the public’s foremost quality of life concerns. Scrawls of graffiti are popping up everywhere throughout northern Nevada: parks, highway overpasses, street signs, even the most pristine of landmarks. Aside from being unsightly, graffiti creates a negative perception of neighborhood safety and reduces property value. The considerable financial cost involved in removing graffiti is an increasing burden to citizens and municipalities.

Community cleanups like the one being held at the Sun Valley Community Center are one good way for the public to get involved with efforts to reduce the damage done by graffiti vandals.

Visit the Washoe Sheriff’s Office website and click on “Graffiti” for more information on graffiti in Washoe County and instructions on how to report graffiti.

Report graffiti – Washoe County Sheriff: (775) 328-3361
Reno Direct – (775) 334-2099
Secret Witness – (775) 322-4900

Contact the Sheriff’s Anti-Graffiti Coordinator Deputy Robert Cook at (775) 325-6466 to establish a community group or learn how you can assist with anti-graffiti efforts.

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