BOSTON -- The Pepperell Police Department received a certificate of appreciation on Friday, Jan. 4, 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.

To date, the police department has raised $2,979 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. Marine Veteran Julie Baldwin (fourth from left).

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.

To continue supporting Pepperell PD's No-Shave campaign, visit their fundraising page here.

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


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