Reading Police Department Offering Special Patch & Participating in No Shave November to Support Veterans

Reading, MA — Chief David Clark is pleased to announce that the Reading Police Department is once again participating in No Shave November to benefit Home Base.

Though the department now permits officers to wear well-kept facial hair year-round, members are as committed as ever to supporting Home Base and the organization’s work helping veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and more.

All Reading Police officers sporting beards this month have pledged to donate $100 to Home Base, just as they have in years past when beards were only permitted during November.

Additionally, the Reading Police Department has also created a camouflage version of its uniform patch. The patch is available to anyone who would like one, in exchange for a donation to Home Base’s No Shave program.

“Home Base is an important organization that supports both veterans and their families, by bringing awareness and resources to those veterans who may seek help,” said Chief Clark, “We are honored to partner with Home Base again this November in our ‘No Shave’ effort to help advance those efforts to support our nation’s veterans.”

To request a patch, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope — as well as a check for $10 made out to Home Base — to the Reading Police Department, (attention: Community Service Officer Kristen O’Shaughnessy), 15 Union St., Reading, MA 01867.

To learn more about the Home Base No Shave program, click here.

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