Wilmington Police To Participate In No Shave Campaign This November To Raise Funds For Home Base & Support Veterans

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Police Department:

WILMINGTON, MA — Once again, members of the Wilmington Police Department will be growing mustaches, beards, and goatees as part of the 8th Annual Home Base No Shave campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and funds for the critical, life-saving care that Home Base provides to Veterans and their Families to heal from the invisible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

“We have been proud to support Home Base in their mission over the last several years,” stated Chief Joseph Desmond. “Our goal this year is to raise $2,000 for this worthy organization.”

Officers will have the opportunity to make a donation to Home Base to forgo shaving during the month of November in order to evoke conversation, raise awareness and break the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other invisible wounds of war. We welcome community members to join our efforts to help us make an impact together. To date, this campaign has raised over $1.2 MILLION to fund critical mental health and brain injury care – all at no cost for our nation’s wounded & injured Service Members and their Families.

Donations can be made online at https://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/4243060.

Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. The program was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox.

Since 2009, Home Base has served more than 30,000 Veterans and their Family Members and trained over 85,000 clinicians across the nation, and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments to ensure a brighter future for Warriors and their Families.

No Shave November

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