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Nearly 50 volunteers helped clean up area near Eureka Park

Police officers came in support of the community

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ROANOKE, Va. – An effort to clean up the area around Eureka Park got volunteers up early Saturday morning.

For hours, a group of nearly 50 volunteers walked around the Melrose-Rugby neighborhood collecting all kinds of trash.

More than a dozen police officers also came out to show their support.

People could put out anything that wasn't hazardous to be picked up.

Volunteers cleaned up clutter, unwanted brush and furniture.