The Graffiti Removal Team (GRT) works to stop the deterioration of Burlington's neighborhoods by repairing damage done by property crime.
Although acts of vandalism are often considered low-level crime, the community is greatly affected when the damage is not addressed. Neighborhoods with lots of litter, graffiti, and broken windows start to look run down and feel unsafe. The GRT gives residents and business owners the tools they need to take control and restore neighborhood pride.
Since its inception in 2001, over 1,000 volunteers have significantly decreased the level of visible vandalism within the city and have helped over 500 victims of property crime. Six murals have been painted in commonly "tagged" areas and The GRT's list of community partners has grown to over 40 groups, organizations and businesses. Stay informed about what the GRT is doing in the community on facebook.
In 2004 the GRT won a national "Graffiti Hurts" Award from Keep America Beautiful, Inc. for its innovative response to property crime.Graffiti Removal Activities Include:
For more information, contact:
Storm Leland: 802•865•7548 or email@example.com
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