MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA —Chief Todd J. Fitzgerald is pleased to announce the Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department is once again taking part in the Home Base No Shave November fundraiser.
Through the campaign, members of the department may forgo facial hair restrictions during November and donate or raise $100 to support Home Base’s mission to help veterans and their families heal from invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. There are six members of the department participating in the initiative this year.
“Home Base’s No Shave November initiative makes a real difference in the lives of veterans and their families. Their work is incredible and we are proud to participate in the No Shave November fundraiser each year,” Chief Fitzgerald said. “It is a genuinely fun way for our officers to come together and really helps to start getting everyone in the spirit of giving.”
As of Monday, Nov. 2 the department has already raised close to a quarter of their $2,000 goal. People can donate to the Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department’s No Shave fundraiser by clicking here.
Last year, the department raised approximately $3,000 for the fundraiser.
As part of Home Base No Shave, which was formerly known as No Shave November, more than 130 New England Departments raised over $320,000 last year. Since its inception in 2015, the campaign has raised over $780,000 to fund critical mental health and brain injury care for our nation’s wounded and injured service members and their families.
About Home Base:
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for veterans of all eras, service members, military families and families of fallen soldiers through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.
Since its inception, Home Base has provided care and support to more than 21,000 veterans and family members and trained more than 73,000 clinicians, educators, first responders and community members – all at no cost to those individuals.
For more information, visit www.homebase.org.