Volunteers Clean Up Graffiti in Phoenix Neighborhood

Volunteers Clean Up Graffiti in Phoenix Neighborhood
Service Wire Co. employees cleanup graffiti in the Maryvale area of Phoenix. (From left to right: Adrian Gonzalez, Xavier Escobedo, Salvador Rodriguez, Rick Santillan, Luis Morales, Jim Depew, Nick Arena, Kelly Aldrete, and Alyssa DeLoatch)

PHOENIX, AZ – Service Wire employees took to the streets of Phoenix during Graffiti Free Awareness Month to lend a hand in their local community. The team volunteered in the Maryvale area only a few blocks away from the company’s plant location.

Nick Arena, Service Wire’s Production Scheduler, coordinated the cleanup efforts after seeing a call for volunteers in the City of Phoenix newsletter.

“I wanted to organize a volunteer effort to give back to the community,” Arena said. “The City’s need for volunteers presented a great opportunity to make an impact in the immediate community where Service Wire operates. That was important to me.”

During the cleanup, members of the neighborhood came out to thank the group for helping their community. Phoenix Police Officer, Brandon McCombs said the Service Wire crew was the fastest and most efficient group that he had ever seen.

“Volunteering in your community is a form of expressing gratitude for what you have in life,” Arena explained. “When you get to a point in life where you realize that you haven’t done it all by yourself, you start to think about helping others. It’s amazing how one or two hours of your time can impact a community.”

For community members interested in getting involved, Arena said the City of Phoenix has volunteer opportunities monthly.

“There is some effort in organizing an event…rounding up volunteers, coordinating with the partner organization, and, in our case, working with law enforcement to ensure a safe work environment, but trust me, the payoff is huge.”

The City of Phoenix has promoted Graffiti Free Awareness Month each February since 2015. The “Graffiti Free Phoenix” program provides paint supplies for community members who want to get involved in cleanup events.

For more information about Service Wire, visit: www.servicewire.com

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