"Erase It: Record - Report - Remove" was a 6-month graffiti removal project of TOGETHER!. Some pieces of the program are still running, such as the graffiti-reporting smartphone app and graffiti removal kits (keep reading for details).
In the U.S., almost $12 million is spent every year cleaning up graffiti, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Graffiti can hurt your neighborhood in many ways. According to the National Association of Realtors, graffiti can lower a home's value by 15%. When graffiti is present and not removed, it invites more serious crimes to the area because it appears to be tolerated.
This can all be reduced with prompt removal and citizen reporting. By taking a picture of the graffiti and reporting it to your local law enforcement agency, then removing it, you can reduce the progression to more dangerous activity.
Graffiti does not mean gangs are in your neighborhood; however, by informing law enforcement of the activity and acting quickly to remove it, you prevent your neighborhood or park from becoming a welcome location for criminal activity.
What You Can Do
Report graffiti with your iPhone or Android phone!
Teens and TOGETHER! staff helped clean graffiti from several locations in the community.
For more information please contact us.
418 Carpenter Rd. SE Ste 203
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 493-2230 ext 20
Thank You to:
Rodda Paint in Lacey for helping with materials in TOGETHER!'s cleanup efforts
The Thurston County Sheriff's Office for their coordinated efforts to address graffiti in Thurston County.
App-Order.com for developing the myThurston graffiti-reporting smartphone application.