NORFOLK — Chief Timothy Heinz is pleased to announce that members of the Norfolk Police Department are taking part in No Shave November to raise awareness and support veterans and first responders’ mental health.
Through the campaign, members of the department may forgo facial hair restrictions during November by donating an amount of their choosing. All funds raised will be donated to Scars and Stripes 1776, which is a veteran and first responder charity that focuses on mental health awareness. It is dedicated to those who have served the country or their communities and includes military, police, fire, EMS, corrections, and 911 dispatchers.
“I’d like to thank Officer Neil Nicholson and Sgt. Sam Webb for organizing this fundraising effort for Scars and Stripes 1776,” said Chief Heinz. “We are very proud to be raising donations for such a worthy cause and look forward to partnering with them in the future.”
This is the first year that the Norfolk Police Department has raised donations for Scars and Stripes. To date, the department has raised $1,200 from the participating Norfolk Officers.
Next year, the department hopes to partner even further with this organization and open donations up to the community.