#GivingTuesday: Home Base No Shave campaign $75,000 short of goal

Support the 2021 Home Base No Shave fundraiser on this Giving Tuesday and help our nation’s heroes heal. The annual fundraiser that has first responders across the country sporting stylish beards and mustaches is short $75,000 of this year’s goal.

Now in its seventh year, the Home Base No Shave campaign was founded and championed by MBTA Transit Police/Boston Gang Unit Detective Kurt Power, a U.S. Army veteran, Purple Heart recipient and proud graduate of Home Base.

“We will never stop fighting for the brave men and women who fight for our country and I could not be more proud of the law enforcement community for all their support,” Power told Live Boston.

Home Base is a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program healing the invisible wounds of war for veterans and their families, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

For the No Shave campaign, police officers, firefighters, corrections officers, EMTs, dispatchers and paramedics pledge $100 to forgo shaving for the month of November and/or wear a No Shave lapel pin to start a conservation, raise awareness and break the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress and other invisible wounds of war. The money goes to critical, life-saving care – all at no cost for our nation’s wounded and injured service members and their families.

To date, the campaign has raised more than $1 million. This year’s fundraiser has raked in a whopping $172,156, which is short of the $250,000 goal. To donate, click here.