BLACKSTONE — Chief Gregory Gilmore is pleased to announce that the Blackstone Police Department is once again raising funds this November for the Home Base national nonprofit through the Home Base No Shave fundraiser, as well as a limited edition Blackstone Police patch.
The Home Base No Shave campaign allows officers to donate $50 to forego departmental facial hair restrictions during the month of November. Chief Gilmore has also authorized the extension of November’s No Shave charitable effort through December for officers who donate an additional $50.
During November 2021, 135 New England police departments, several individuals, companies and sponsors supported the Home Base No Shave campaign. To date, the campaign has raised over $1.2 million to fund critical mental health and brain injury care – all at no cost for wounded & injured service members and their families.
Those interested in donating to the No Shave fundraiser can visit the Blackstone Police page on the campaign’s website, or can drop off donations at the police station, 15 St. Paul St., to be contributed to the campaign.
The department has also designed a limited edition Blackstone Police camouflage patch, which is available to those who donate at least $10. To request a patch, please email Sgt. Kevin Luis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The initiatives will help the department show support for Home Base’s mission to help veterans and their families heal from ailments such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. All proceeds from both fundraisers will go to Home Base.
“The Home Base organization positively impacts numerous veterans, service members and their families and we are proud to be showing our support for such a meaningful cause this month,” Chief Gilmore said.
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 2009, Home Base has served over 30,000 Veterans, Service Members, and Family Members and has trained over 80,000 clinicians, educators, first responders and community members to recognize and treat invisible wounds.
For more information, visit www.homebase.org.