Chief Joseph Desmond is pleased to announce that the Wilmington Police Department is participating in the 6th Annual Home Base No Shave campaign to raise awareness and funds for the critical, life-saving care that Home Base provides to Veterans and their Families to heal from the invisible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

During the campaign , Officers who pledge $100 have been authorized to forgo the normal shaving requirements to evoke conversation, raise awareness and break the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other invisible wounds of war. Wilmington Police Officers are joining police officers, firefighters, corrections officers, EMTs, dispatchers and paramedics from all over New England in support of this important cause. As of November 4, members of the Wilmington Police Department have raised $1,900.

Last year, this awareness and fundraising campaign raised over $321,000 to fund critical mental health and brain injury care – all at no cost for our nation’s wounded & injured Service Members and their Families.

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

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 the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to providing life-saving clinical care and support for the treatment of the invisible wounds to include post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with military service.

Headquartered in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, MA with a satellite location in Southwest Florida, Home Base is a nonprofit organization that operates on predominantly on the philanthropic generosity of a grateful nation: federal, state and local funding, foundation grants, and donations from individuals and corporations.

For more information please visit www.homebase.org.

WPD Supporting Veterans through Home Base No Shave Campaign

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