Portsmouth Police Department raises $1,920 for military families

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Portsmouth Police Department recently received a certificate of appreciation for the department’s fundraising efforts during the 2018 First Responder No-Shave fundraiser benefiting Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program.

Portsmouth, RI Police Receive Recognition for Department’s Participation in the First Responder No-Shave Benefitting Veterans and their Families

To date, the police department has raised $1,920 for clinical care and support services available to veterans, service members and their families at Home Base. Their efforts were recognized with a commemorative certificate presented by Home Base Veteran Outreach Coordinator and U.S. Army Military Police Corps Veteran John Quinn.

Throughout the month of November, participating police officers each pledged $100 to Home Base in exchange for a month-long waiver from the department policy restricting facial hair.

Monies raised through this annual campaign benefit Home Base’s mission to help Veterans and their families heal from the invisible wounds of war, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Other Rhode Island participating police departments include Pawtucket, Coventry, East Providence, Middletown, Narragansett, Providence, Smithfield, West Greenwich, and West Warwick. 

To continue supporting Portsmouth’s 2018 No-Shave campaign, visit their fundraising page here.

To learn more about Home Base, visit www.homebase.org.

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