ESSEX — Chief Paul Francis is pleased to announce the Essex 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. Members who wish to continue to waive the restriction can donate $25 per month after November through the remainder of the winter.
“This is a great fundraiser that helps to honor and give back to local heroes and their families,” Chief Francis said. “We are proud to be participating once again this year and to be raising money for such a worthy cause over the course of the month.”
As of Thursday, Oct. 29, the department has already raised close to a quarter of their $1,200 goal. People can donate to the Essex Police Department’s No Shave fundraiser by clicking here.
Last year, the department raised $1,400 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.