TOWNSEND — Chief James Sartell is pleased to announce that the Townsend Police Department is raising money this November to benefit veterans and their families through the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Townsend Police Department is committed to raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, related to military service on or after Sept. 11, 2001.
All Townsend Police officers sporting beards this month have pledged to donate $100 to the Wounded Warrior Project in exchange for a waiver of regular department policies against wearing facial hair.
In addition to the internal fundraiser, the Townsend Police Department has created a camouflage version of its uniform patch to offer to the public. The patch is available in exchange for donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
“We all owe a tremendous debt to the veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe. It is an honor for those of us at the Townsend Police Department to do our part to support our wounded veterans,” said Chief Sartell. “I hope the community will take this opportunity to join us in supporting our wounded veterans both financially and by raising awareness of the sacrifices they have made.”
To request a patch, please send a check for $10 made out to Wounded Warrior Project to the Townsend Police Department, 70 Brookline Street, Townsend, MA 01469.