Buffalo's Engine 23 Members Of Color Helping All organization, also known as M.O.C.H.A, held a back to school event for young men heading back to the classrooms. The organization, made up of Buffalo firefighters of color, offered free hair cuts to all students. But this gathering was about so much more than just hair cuts.
"So you can have a role model to think about when you're older," said soon to be 4th grader, Tamothy Cremer.
M.O.C.H.A members told 7 News barbershops are the perfect place to connect with kids and create a healthy bond.
"I think it's really important for young men to have positive male figures in their life," said Jeremy Gonzalez, firefighter and M.O.C.H.A member. "I mean that's something you get a lot in a barbershop. It's something you see a lot in our careers as firefighters. You get a lot of kids that just look up to you."