Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:23 pm Post subject: GRAFFITI UPDATE 3/11...RICHMOND COUNTY BANK FOUND STEPS UP
From Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:00 am to Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|The Richmond County Bank Foundation stepped up today with a $2,500 contribution to the “Changing the Face of Staten Island” Graffiti Removal Program.
We would like to publically acknowledge this gift and thank them for being a constant supporter of Where to Turn.
This money will be used towards the purchase of paint, supplies, a mural and graffiti remover.
We have also ordered 500 copies of our hand out and got a really good deal from Royal Press.
Any school, business or organization that would want multiple copies to distribute can call us at 718-966-6531 or copies can be downloaded at our site www.where-to-turn.org or pick them up at 150-L Greaves Lane # 312
You can also download an order form for the SOYsolv Graffiti Remover at the site.
We also heard back from the Staten Island Bank Foundation and they need additional information before they make a decision. We will get that back to them this week.
We are still waiting to hear back from the other Foundations and Businesses on Staten Island and hope that they will follow the lead of the Richmond County Bank Foundation.
We have not heard back from Home Depot, Target or Lowes and if we don’t we will us some of this contribution to purchase an industrial power washer and paint sprayer.
We received a very nice thank you call from Pat Silvestri for our cleanup of Port Richmond Ave.
It’s nice to know that people appreciate our efforts.
We would also like to thank the Staten Island Advance for the very nice editorial yesterday.
I spoke with Brian Laline and he said that he would try to help in anyway he can to make this program work.
I am still looking for someone to help with the PSA as well as some videos for YOUTUBE.
We have received numerous requests for removals and will be speaking at a few community meetings this week about the program. (Tomorrow night at St. Margaret Mary’s and Monday at the SI Life Members Club.
We also received waivers for locations from Councilman Oddo’s office and the 122 Precinct.
We will be issuing a press release later this week to announce the first of our Adopted Blocks. To date we have two High Schools, one political group and one group of neighbors who will be adopting blocks. Let us know if anyone else is interested.
We will be out this weekend and hopefully clean up at least 10 locations. Volunteers are welcome.
Keep spreading the word and remember there are more of us then them.