It has been only about five months since Dennis Bonifan tried to commit suicide—but now, he has found an unlikely new source of therapy in graffiti.
However, Bonifan isn’t the one responsible for spraypainting the streets; instead, he is taking it upon himself to clean up racist and hateful vandalism.
Bonifan, who suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, is the owner of B&D Powerwash and Painting Services in Swanton, Ohio.
He was first inspired to start volunteering his time and resources last week when he saw a Facebook post about how someone had spraypainted several swastikas onto a nearby street.
He then grabbed his powerwasher and erased the hateful graffiti free of charge—and he has continued to spend his free time after work cleaning up other offensive acts of vandalism around the city.
“It’s very rewarding to be able to do something and then put a smile on my face … it actually helps my mood a lot,” Bonifas told WTVG in the interview below.
If any Ohio residents know of any other areas of vandalism that are in need of attention, he is encouraging social media users to contact him via his company Facebook page.
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