PB anti-graffiti campaign asks for help after apparent theft
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Published - 04/11/13 - 10:47 AM | 3489 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pacific Beach anti-graffiti organization has plenty of graffiti to clean up, and lots of people who want to help.

The equipment? Now missing.

“Our annual graffiti cleanup is coming up on April 27,” said Adam Meyer, vice president of the Pacific Beach Town Council. “However, when we started gathering our supplies for the event, we found out that most of it had been stolen.”

Someone broke the lock off the Pacific Beach Town Council’s storage room. Nobody knew what had been taken until preparations got under way for the graffiti cleanup.

“Every year, we put together kits for our volunteers,” Meyer said. “Safety goggles, scrub pads, gloves, paint, shop towels, that kind of thing. Everything goes in a bucket, along with some spray-on products to help loosen paint and stickers.”

Each volunteer gets a bucket with everything they need to wipe out or paint over graffiti. When it came time to start assembling the kits for this year’s event, Meyer said the materials were gone.

“When the gear was put into storage, we had enough stuff to make up about 35 kits, but most of it’s gone,” Meyer said. “We only have enough supplies for about five kits.”

The Town Council is accepting donations to buy supplies for the cleanup event.

To donate, neighbors can write a check to the PB Town Council Graffiti CleanUp Campaign. Drop it off or mail it to the PB Town Council office at 1706 Garnet Ave.

To make a donation online, visit www.pbtowncouncil.org, and click on the “Join & Give” button. Type in “graffiti” for the “reason for donation” box. There’s a $1 minimum donation.To give more, enter how many donations you want to make in the “quantity” box.

The sixth annual graffiti cleanup is slated for April 27 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

“We’ll meet at the PB Presbyterian Church, at 1675 Garnet Ave.,” said Meyer. “Water, bagels and muffins will be provided. If you can just help for an hour or two, that’ll be fine. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and old clothes, because you’ll probably get paint on them.”

The sixth annual event is a joint effort between the Pacific Beach Town Council, local churches, business owners and many community partners.

For more details, visit www.pb-towncouncil.org/2013/03/-annual-graffiti-clean-up-day/.

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