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Townsend Police raising funds for Wounded Warrior Project throughout November

Camouflage Townsend Police patches available to members of the public this month in exchange for a $10 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. (Photo Courtesy Townsend Police Department)
Camouflage Townsend Police patches available to members of the public this month in exchange for a $10 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. (Photo Courtesy Townsend Police Department)
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TOWNSEND — The Townsend Police Department is raising money this November to benefit veterans and their families through the Wounded Warrior Project, Police Chief Sartell said.

The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury or illnesses related to military service on or after 9/11.

All Townsend Police officers sporting beards this month have pledged to donate $100 to the Wounded Warrior Project in exchange for a waiver of regular department policies against wearing facial hair.

In addition to the internal fundraiser, the Townsend Police Department has created a camouflage version of its uniform patch to offer to the public. The patch is available in exchange for donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We all owe a tremendous debt to the veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe. It is an honor for those of us at the Townsend Police Department to do our part to support our wounded veterans,” Sartell said. “I hope the community will take this opportunity to join us in supporting our wounded veterans both financially and by raising awareness of the sacrifices they have made.”

To request a patch,  send a check for $10 made out to Wounded Warrior Project to the Townsend Police Department, 70 Brookline St., Townsend, MA 01469.

To make a donation online, visit communityfundraising.woundedwarriorproject.org and type “Townsend Police Camo Patch Project” in the search bar. Those who donate online are asked to email proof of their donation to records@townsendpd.org in order to receive a patch.