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Whittier Community Center Vandalized; Locals Rally For Cleanup


Locals are donating both time and money to help scrub clean the Whittier Community Center after it was vandalized.

Tom Persian, the director of the Whittier Community Center, said he located 40 different instances of spray paint vandalism at the center on Monday night. Since then, 10 to 15 "spontaneous" volunteers have been helping remove the graffiti, and people have cumulatively donated nearly $500.


“I was actually here when it happened,” Persian said, explaining he was renovating a room at the center with his headphones in when he smelled paint and ultimately noticed his car had been vandalized. Read the rest of the story on HJnew.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.