North Wichita community helps vandalized business cover graffiti

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – It was a community effort Sunday as people cleaned up graffiti in their Wichita neighborhood recently hit by vandals. This is behind the Nomar theater.

A cry went out on social media Saturday from a community activist, Ariel Rodriguez, and soon after he was flooded with supportive responses and people eager to help cover up graffiti on the corner of 21st and Market.

Executive Director of Empower Evergreen, Ariel Rodriguez said, “I think it’s good for us to stick together and show a force that we’re not going to stand for graffiti and vandalism in the community.”

Empower Evergreen closed on this property last week. Rodriguez went for a neighborhood bike ride Saturday and found fresh graffiti across his entire building.

“I wanted to make sure that we send a message to the community that we’re here, we want to help develop the community and make sure it’s taken care of,” said Rodriguez.

“This corner has been a hot spot…

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