Cleaning Graffiti: Church Group Spends Saturday Scrubbing City’s Eyesores
Reported: Oct. 10, 2009 5:01 PM EST
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“We just really love our city and want it to look as best as it can,” Lauren White said.
The old saying is “every little bit helps,” and if you add that with a bucket full of cleaning supplies and a little bit of good old fashioned elbow grease, you get what members of the Crew Community Church are calling a solution to Huntington’s black eye, also known as graffiti.
Tim Bailey doesn’t mind getting up on Saturday, working and righting the wrongs of someone elses mistake. He doesn’t even mind not getting payment, because for him it’s about the payoff.
“Doing this, making Huntington look better, helping Huntington be a more inviting place benefits everyone,” Bailey said. “I don’t care to give my time to benefit the city.”
White feels the same way, and he and his wife, Lauren, believe if you want to see change in your community…do it yourself.
“That’s been an attitude I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” he said. “Let somebody else do it…we don’t feel like we’re responsible for it. Christ didn’t do a thing…He died for us.”
“If every person does their little part, it’s a lot easier than to depend on 10-20 people for the entire city,” Lauren said. “If everybody did their part, it’d look really nice.”
Doing their part, following in the steps of their Savior, forgive the sin and the sinner…and wash it away.
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