Last weekend, Silicon Valley's San Jose was a mess after several nights of protests. But last Saturday morning, the resolute spirit of the community was also on full display -- as people from all walks of life showed up to clean up and repair the physical damage. A hired cleanup crew was on the scene early, but soon residents from surrounding neighborhoods showed up to sweep up glass and rubber bullets, help business owners board up broken windows and scrub graffiti off walls of buildings, including an elementary school. Individuals and families with kids, nonprofit leaders and elected officials alike all pitched in to clean up their community. On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, a city program called Beautify San Jose set up a tent by City Hall and handed out cleanup kits, including reflective vests and litter pick-up tools, to volunteers.

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