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The Salvation Army was hit by a graffiti vandal earlier in the week.

There was worry they would have to spend precious money to clean it all up, but not anymore.

Jerry Weaver lives near the Mary Street location and heard about the incident.

He made a phone call to Captain Aaron Goldfarb.

"Jerry called us and just said, I'm Jerry, I'm a local guy, and I'd like to see if I can get that taken care of for you," Goldfarb said.

Weaver showed up early Friday morning with a trunk filled with cleaning supplies that were donated from local businesses.

" I called around to a couple of businesses and they donated the materials to do this job," Weaver said.

Weaver spent the next couple of hours carefully removing the black spray paint that's recently become a staple around Charleston.

"It's a shame. It's a real shame. Whoever did it should come forward or when they get in trouble, they should give it to them the way they have to give it to them," he said.

But, Weaver wasn't the only one to lend a helping hand.

The city of Charleston also pitched in and covered up the graffiti that was splashed on both of its buildings.

"We're saving lots of money thanks to the city, appreciate the city stepping up so quickly really and getting this taken care of for us," Goldfarb said.

Charleston Police said they have some leads as to who has been spraying the Capitol City.

The person or persons responsible could face felony destruction of property charges because the damage has been so costly.

Call Charleston Police if you can help at 304-348-6480.