DETROIT (WXYZ) - It’s been a labor of love over the course of eight weeks when suddenly someone turned what was art in to a wall of profanity.
“It’s sad,” said Jasmine Uduma. Uduma works for the non-profit organization called Summer In The City. They painted murals on the walls on Dixon Elementary on Detroit’s west side.
The painters accidently left the paint cans outside of the building overnight. The next morning they found bucket loads of plaint poured on the sidewalk, names painted on the ground and doors and swear words on a couple walls.
“I hope it was worth it for them I hope they got something out of it,” said Uduma. “For them to do all this at so many others expense and to get nothing out of it is kind of pathetic.”
The volunteers and workers hope there is a lesson the students at the school can learn from this. “When these things happen you just got to keep it moving you can get too angry or too caught up in what just happened.”
“Stuff like this happens,” said Justin Finkel, who works at Summer In The City. “Someone can mess up a long time of work in a single day and you just have to keep working past it.”
Volunteers are hoping to have most of this cleaned up in a day or two. The program wraps up for the summer at the end of the week.
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