Volunteers needed for May 8 graffiti clean-up in the French Quarter

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A local business association is seeking volunteers needed to help clean up graffiti in the French Quarter on May 8.

The French Quarter Business Association announced on April 21 that its all-volunteer graffiti abatement program will return on May 8 for a two-hour cleanup and any individual who signs up to help could get a free t-shirt showing that they did.

Volunteers can sign up at fqba.org or by calling 504-309-1423. They can also sign up by emailing graffiti@fqba.org.

On the day of the graffiti removal, volunteers will meet with officials at the New Orleans Police Department 8th District station located at 334 Royal St. at 9 a.m. and work until 11 a.m.

All cleaning supplies will be provided, according to the FQBA. Coffee and beignets will be provided by Cafe Beignet, according to the FQBA.

Clean-up will consist of removing stickers and small tags from public property in assigned areas.

Volunteers are advised to wear protective eye wear, long-sleeved shirts, work clothes and comfortable walking shoes.

A post-cleanup lunch will be provided and, while supplies last, those who volunteered will receive a t-shirt, according to the FQBA.