Community Action Day is coming up in the city of Yakima on Saturday, July 23. City officials say it's a time to engage, educate, and empower Yakima residents to identify, report and eradicate vandalism throughout their neighborhoods. The event will be held at Yakima's Garfield Elementary School at 612 North 6th Avenue from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

You'll learn about ways to reduce vandalism while meeting city officials

A press release says during the event "law enforcement, city officials, local schools, businesses and community organizations will begin to foster community relationships by clarifying the roles of law enforcement and city officials" to help stop neighborhood vandalism. “The City of Yakima aims to reduce vandalism cases by making neighborhood improvements to deter future criminal activity through graffiti abatement work,” says Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler.

You and your kids can be involved to learn about how to care for a neighborhood

There's a number of ways you can be involved in the event.
Participate in a community wide effort to cover up graffiti!
Claim a free paint bucket and supply kit to eradicate future vandalism on your property.
Create new relationships with law enforcement, city officials and other community members to increase crime prevention efforts throughout Yakima
Free snacks and refreshments

How is the city funding the event? Community Action Day is funded through a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The Yakima City Council authorized the grant acceptance and agreement earlier this year during its meeting on May 17th.

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