Starting in 2008, theSKID ROW BRIGADE choose to tackle one of the "greatest social disgraces" in the United States of America without any "funding orrecognition". This is just one of the reasons the BRIGADEis the Greatest Volunteer Unit in Downtown Los Angeles.
The trash in these pictures would be multiplied a hundred times over throughout the Skid Row Community if not for BRIGADE members sweeping up.
The BRIGADE choose to take matters into it's own hands and make the difference that needed to be made. PEOPLE HELPING THEMSELVES.
This went against everything that the "public" had been told about Skid Row.
OPERATION FACE-LIFT/SKID ROW was born and The SKID ROW BRIGADE lead the way.
The SKID ROW BRIGADEestablished a "new standard of living", a community where not even a cigarette butt could be found.
No longer should the community accept substandard living conditions which are not fit for "animals".
But, this type of cleaning exposed the dirt and grime that has been embedded within the sidewalks and streets of Skid Row which have not seen a pressure-washer in decades.