GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen is pleased to announce that the Groveland Police Department is again taking part in the Home Base No Shave fundraiser.

Through the campaign, members of the department may forgo facial hair restrictions during November and donate or raise $100 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.

Officer Ed Fournier introduced the fundraiser to the department in 2018, and this is the third consecutive year since that the department has taken part. Officer Fournier leads the initiative annually, and last year 15 members of the department participated, raising $1,500. This year, the department has set a fundraising goal of $2,000, and has already raised $925.

“No Shave November is a fun way for our team to come together and take part in a meaningful initiative to help veterans and their families,” Chief Gillen said. “Officer Fournier leads the charge on this for our department each year, and we’re thankful he took the initiative to make this a fond tradition.”

People can donate to the Groveland Police Department’s No Shave fundraiser by clicking here.

As part of Home Base No Shave, which was formerly known as No Shave November, participating New England Departments raised over $321,000 last year for mental health and brain injury care.

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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Groveland Police to Participate in No Shave November
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