NORTH READING — Chief Michael Murphy announces that the North Reading Police Department is once again participating in the Home Base No Shave initiative to benefit veterans and their families.
Several members of the Department are participating this year by donating $100 to support Home Base’s mission. Officers who participate are exempt from the department’s facial hair restrictions during the month of November. Home Base assists veterans and their families in healing from invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.
“Those of us at the North Reading Police Department are proud to support veterans and families by making a financial contribution to a great cause while raising awareness of the devastating effects that post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries can have,” said Chief Murphy. “We all owe a tremendous debt to our veterans who have sacrificed so much.”
Home Base No Shave, which was formerly known as No Shave November, was created in 2015. It has raised more than $800,000 from more than 130 police departments across the country, representing more than 2,500 first responders.
About Home Base:
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital initiative, 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.