Volunteers help clean streets, buildings during United Way's 'Day of Action'

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The United Way of Greater Utica is helping to clean the City with its Annual Day of Action, Thursday.
Over 100 volunteers are helping to beautify the city by painting over or removing graffiti from city buildings.
Many are also collecting trash from sidewalks and streets, paying special attention to certain place such as near the Boilermaker finish line on Court St.
The brick Nudo's building near there has been vandalized with graffiti repeatedly over the years.
Volunteers have been cleaning it up so that it will be ready for the future site of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame.
"You look behind us and they're taking graffiti off of it, which represents basically that we're fighting back, we'll continue to fight back," said Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri. "We can't do it alone, and I always say Utica starts with 'U' and it also starts with U as United we are."

The Utica company called 'Icy Clean' has donated some of its services to help clean the former Nudo's building at the boilermaker finish line.  

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