Reading Police Participates Annual Fundraiser for Home Base No Shave Initiative

Reading, MA — Chief David Clark is pleased to announce that the Reading Police Department will once again be participating in the Home Base No Shave initiative to benefit veterans and their families.  

Though the department permits officers to wear 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. This year marks the eighth year that Reading Police Officers have pledged to donate $100 to Home Base, just as they have in years past when beards were only permitted during November.

“Many of our members are veterans themselves so this cause is deeply meaningful to the Reading Police Department,” said Chief Clark. “This effort is aimed at supporting veterans in need and their families, and we encourage community members to join us as we contribute to this cause.”

Those interested in donating can visit the Reading Police Department page on the Home Base website.

Home Base No Shave, which was formerly known as No Shave November, was created in 2015. It has raised more than $1.4 million to date to fund critical mental health and brain injury care. More than 130 police departments across the country, representing more than 2,500 first responders, have participated.

To learn more about the 2023 Home Base No Shave campaign, click here.

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