SERVPRO finishes cleaning vandalized Lincoln statue in downtown

SPOKANE, Wash. — SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County finished cleaning the red paint off the Abraham Lincoln statue downtown, which was vandalized on Thanksgiving.

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It took two days to completely clean the statue, which was doused in red paint on Thanksgiving in connection to ‘National Day of Mourning,’ to mark the theft of Native Americans’ tribal lands, rights and sovereignty.

“We love our community. We love Spokane,” said Jess Hockett, Marketing Manager for SERVPRO. “We’re proud to be members of the community, and the status belongs to each one of us. It just doesn’t belong to the City of Spokane, It belongs to each one of us as members of the community.”

The cleaning took hours, and a lot of scrubbing.

“It’s taking a stand for our community,” said Chase Bloom, SERVPRO’s Cleaning and Content Manager. “It makes the labor and the time cleaning this just worth it.”

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