DOZENS of locals went through 80 litres of paint to replace illegal graffiti plastered over one of the city’s most important volunteer organisations.
Wagga Volunteer Rescue Association’s (VRA) Docker Street shed was just one of the nominated Graffiti Removal Day sites, which saw scores of residents scrub off or paint over graffiti vandalism on Sunday.
Headed by Sunrise Rotary, the third annual Graffiti Removal Day aimed to help put a stop to the growing graffiti scourge.
When the chips are down, the Wagga community gets involved and helps out.- Yvonne Braid
“(Vandals) are chasing recognition,” co-ordinator Yvonne Braid said.
“If we don’t have it around and we get rid of it quickly, they’re not going to keep doing it.”
Mrs Braid nominated the VRA shed because it was the constant site of brazen vandalism, along with the adjacent Bridge Club, which had to be re-painted just two weeks earlier.
“It’s a volunteer rescue squad,” Mrs Braid said.
“We’ve got to look after those who look after us.”
Twenty-five sites in Wagga registered for Sunday’s event to help tackle the millions of dollars spent on removing graffiti vandalism across the state each year.
“When the chips are down, the Wagga community gets involved and helps out,” Mrs Braid said.
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