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A group of former inmates are thanking their law enforcement officers by providing them with free car washes.

“We’ve always made things dirty in life, whether with family, with relationships, because we were outside Christ, as a sign of being clean and washed and made new,” Tommie Anderson, a former inmate, told KHOU.

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Anderson, along with other about 40 former inmates with the C.H.A.R.M. Prison Ministry, gathered Sunday to recognize their law enforcement officers by providing them with free car washes.

“I knew it wasn’t their fault. They had a job to do. They had a family like I had and so the Lord just really softened by heart towards law enforcement, and that they put their lives on the line each and every day for us,” said Torrance Wilson.

Houston Police Captain Michael Faulhaber said it’s remarkable to see the men make such dramatic changes in their life.

“It means a heck of a lot more than any commendation that I’ve ever received,” said Faulhaber.