CONCORD — Chief Joseph O’Connor is pleased to announce that the Concord Police Department will be taking part in the Home Base No Shave fundraiser this month.
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.
“Home Base provides essential services to veterans in need, and it is a pleasure to support this worthy cause once again,” Chief O’Connor said. “We are happy to join Police Departments throughout New England to raise awareness and needed funding for this important cause.”
The department has set a $4,000 goal for this year, and people can donate by visiting the Concord Police page on the Home Base website.
Officer Gregory Mailloux will once again be coordinating the drive for the Concord Police this year. Department members have decided to participate as a team supported by the Concord Police Relief Association.
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.