Fred Alden, Chief of Police
893 Main Street
Ashby, MA 01431
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Ashby Police Once Again Participating in Home Base No Shave Fundraiser
ASHBY — Chief Fred Alden is pleased to announce that the Ashby Police Department is taking part in the Home Base No Shave fundraiser for the second consecutive year.
The campaign allows department members to donate or raise $100 to forego facial hair restrictions during the month of November as a way 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.
“We are proud to once again support Home Base and the important work the organization does on behalf of the men and women who have served their country in the military,” Chief Alden said. “We received a great deal of support last year, and look forward to once again raising money and awareness for this worthwhile cause.”
Last year, the Ashby Police Department had 100 percent participation and raised more than $1,100. The department has set a $1,500 goal for this year, and people can donate by visiting the Ashby Police page on the Home Base website.
As part of Home Base No Shave, which was formerly known as No Shave November, more than 100 New England Departments raised over $273,000 last year. Since its inception in 2015, the campaign has raised over $466,000 to fund critical mental health and brain injury care for our nation’s wounded and injured service members and their families.
This year, Home Base will link its efforts to a Statewide Veteran Suicide Prevention Campaign, led by Governor Charlie Baker. This year’s campaign will culminate with a Shave-Off celebration at Fenway Park on Wednesday, Dec. 4 to recognize the tremendous efforts by all of the participants throughout the month of November.
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.