BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo police teamed up with a local non-profit to clean up one of the group's headquarters.

Buffalo Police Explorers and ten off-duty officers spent their Saturday morning working on the None Like You House on Buffalo's East Side.

The non-profit organizes city-wide outreach educational programs and promotes community involvement.

That community involvement was seconded by the officers as they planted, painted, and cleaned up the outreach center.

"We have all these police officers here, they're all off-duty. They're all on their own time. They're interested in the community, they care for the community, this is their community. And they're teaching the younger generation that this is how you take care of your community," said Neighborhood Engagement Team Buffalo Police Officer Joelle Bence.

"It's a prayer that's answered. And I thank god for them because we couldn't afford to do all this," said Non Like You Outreach Program founder Elizabeth Triggs.

The Buffalo Police Explorers do various projects across the city.

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