Volunteers will be sprucing up Tacoma and painting over graffiti this weekend.
The daylong event - the 2nd Annual Operation Graffiti Cover-up - is sponsored by Safe Streets and its partners. Teams of block group members, business professionals, students and other volunteers will hit the streets Saturday morning to paint over pre-identified graffiti eyesores in Tacoma and unincorporated Pierce County.
Volunteers are asked to check in at 9 a.m. and one of the following sites:
Portland Ave. Community Center - 3513 E. Portland Ave.
Metro Parks Headquarters - 4702 S. 19th St.
Parkland Fire Station - 100 114th St.
Organizers encourage volunteers to bring their own brushes and rollers. Refreshments will be provided.
During last year's event, 257 volunteers painted over graffiti at 243 locations in the county, Safe Streets reported.
Safe Streets is partnering with the Click! Network, Pierce County, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Puyallup Tribe, City of Tacoma, Tacoma Police Department, and Tacoma Public Schools for the event.
To register contact Safe Streets at (253) 272-6824, or e-mail email@example.com.