It was a landmark day in every sense of the word. More than 250 volunteers from the travel and tourism world swarmed San Pedro last Friday to paint, scrub, plant, mulch and perform other fix-up duties at L.A. waterfront landmarks big and small.
The groups go to cities and towns nationwide to offer TLC at tourism spots -- in just one day. Over the past few years, Tourism Cares has worked in New Orleans, New York City, Sacramento, Peru and other places.
"They're getting dirty. They are working and painting," Ira Cohen, a board member of the organization that supports the Lane Victory, said Friday as he organized buckets of paint. "I've never had a group of volunteers that have done as much as they did in one day."