WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport police officers will be growing beards this month and next to raise money and support for cancer research and awareness and a local organization that fights homelessness.
According to a statement from the department, the officers will be taking part in “No-Shave November” to raise money for the online nonprofit of the same name and Homes with Hope, a Westport-based organization.
“Last year, we were able to raise approximately $4,200 for cancer research,” said Westport Police Officer and PBA President Brendan Fearon.
Taking part in the fundraiser for the second year in a row, each of the officers has donated $75 to participate in the event, according to the department, which said that all money raised will be split between the two nonprofits.
“This is a great opportunity to build off of the enthusiasm for No-Shave November and also help one of our local efforts,” said Police Chief Foti Koskinas.
Public donations are being accepted and can be made in the form of cash or a check made out to Officer Fearon or Officer Scinto of the Westport Police Department. All donations are tax deductible.
Click here to donate to Homes with Hope online and type “Westport Police” in the “In Honor Of” section.