Griffith will be holding it’s Graffiti Removal Day on October 29 and all the community is encouraged to participate.
Don Best, who is a rotary volunteer and a member of Griffith Shed for Men, has been a driving force behind the day’s preparations.
“Graffiti Removal Day draws attention to the fight against graffiti vandalism and encourages people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti,” he said.
The aim of Graffiti Removal Day is to highlight the problem of graffiti and encourage people to volunteer their time to remove and prevent graffiti. The Day will complement existing volunteer graffiti removal programs.
“Griffith City Council and the Rotary Club of Griffith are committed to combating graffiti, which is why we are proud to be working with the NSW Government, Graffiti Removal Australia and great sponsors such as Dulux, Selleys and Smart Graffiti on this event.”
Last year, over 1500 volunteers removed more than 20,500m2 of graffiti from 460 sites, and organisers are hoping it will be even bigger this year.
“We would encourage everyone to get involved the fight against graffiti by volunteering,” Mr Best said.
People who volunteer and help out on the day will be supplied with free cleaning material, paint, safety equipment and training on how to safely remove graffiti.
If you would like to be involved, you can register or suggest a clean-up site by completing a form here.
You can also show your support by promoting it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat using the hastags #GRD17 and #LoveWhereWeLive.
Volunteers are encouraged to contact Don on 0432 64 2135 if they wish to be involved.
To deliver and promote Graffiti Removal Day, the NSW Government has partnered with Graffiti Removal Australia Incorporated, a not-for- profit community association run by Rotarians.
The Day is run with support from a wide range of organisations including: Rotary, Scouts Australia, Girl Guides NSW & ACT, Air Force Cadets, Australian Men’s Shed Association (NSW Branch), Police Citizens and Youth Clubs, NSW Police, high schools and local councils.