Reading Police Donate $3,400 to Home Base through No Shave November Fundraiser

Reading, MA — Deputy Chief David Clark is pleased to share that the Reading Police Department has raised $3,400 through its No Shave November efforts this year.

Reading Police Officers will once again be participating in the Home Base No Shave fundraiser. Pictured from left, during a recent year’s event: Deputy Chief David Clark, Detective Rob McHugh, Sgt. Justin Martel and Detective Mike Muolo. (Courtesy Photo)

Throughout last month, 28 members of the Reading Police Department pledged $100 and grew out their facial hair in support of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program dedicated to helping veterans and their families. Reading residents as well as female officers and administrative staff for the Reading Police Department also donated to support the No Shave November initiative last month.

Home Base is dedicated to helping post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, or other service-related conditions.

“No Shave November is a wonderful initiative, and it’s always a positive way for members of our department to come together and support an important cause,” Deputy Chief Clark said. “I’d like to recognize and thank each officer who participated, as well as our female officers, administrative staff and Reading residents who also donated and supported Home Base’s mission even if they couldn’t grow beards of their own.”

The 2019 No Shave November Campaign culminated today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, with a Shave-Off celebration at Fenway Park to recognize the 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.

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