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Elected leaders show support for rebuild of Peacemakers HQ

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 20:09:27-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Elected leaders in Buffalo are calling for solidarity and unity following the arson that destroyed the future headquarters of Buffalo Peacemakers.

Leaders gathered Friday to show their support for the Buffalo Peacemakers and their mission in the wake of a devastating fire that destroyed a structure on Kilhoffer Street. The building was going to serve as the Peacemakers headquarters and community drop-in center.

The facility was under renovation when it went up in flames earlier this week. It would have become a new resource center for the Stop the Violence Coalition and Buffalo Peacemakers, whose goal is to provide proactive intervention for at-risk youth. The staff and volunteers say they are committed to rebuilding and finding a permanent home for their outreach efforts. Peacemakers say they are meeting with stakeholders to determine the best avenue for rebuilding.

The fire remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.