Gresham's graffiti busters descend on downtown
A young Gresham resident who has dedicated himself to busting graffiti across his community was back at it downtown after seeing some unsightly tagging.
Jake Schneider, an 11-year-old seventh-grader at Dexter McCarty Middle School, gathered a group of friends to spend Friday morning, Oct. 8, removing graffiti and picking up litter.
"I had seen a bunch of graffiti and didn't think it was right," Schneider said. "It feels pretty good — we are going to continue doing this until everything is clean."
This is the second time Schneider has helmed such a sweeping cleanup. This summer he brought together a team of 30 volunteers to remove graffiti in downtown Gresham after presenting the problem before the City Council.
"Always follow your dreams," Schneider said. "You should move on ideas, don't keep them in your brain."
The best way to help make a dent in Gresham's graffiti is through the My Gresham App, which allows resident to report issues like potholes, graffiti, broken streetlights, homeless camps and more. Learn more online at greshamoregon.gov/About-My-Gresham/.
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