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Volunteers will paint over gang graffiti today

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 3, 2008 at 5:00 am |
May 3, 2008 5:00 am

Nearly 250 volunteers have signed to up to paint over gang-related graffiti in Tacoma, Lakewood and unincorporated Pierce County.

The men and women will be divided up into 50 teams. Each team will be sent out – with paint, brushes and sack lunches in hand – to attack the festering graffiti problem.

In Tacoma, volunteers will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the South End Neighborhood Center, 7802 S. L St. They’ll hit pre-identified areas on the East Side, South End, North End and downtown in Tacoma as well as Spanaway, Parkland, Midland and Bethel in Pierce County.

In Lakewood, volunteers will gather at 10 a.m. at the police station, 5504 112th St. S.W.

A rally will feature speeches from Safe Streets Executive Director Priscilla Lisicich and Rebecca Lambert, who’s son was killed by gang members at Sprinker Recreation Center in 2005. Cliff Nelson was beaten and shot.

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