November 30th, Fenway Park was the place to celebrate the successful conclusion of another No-Shave November campaign!

Adopted by more than 80 police departments, No-Shave November is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for HOME BASE, a collaborative service- partnership between The Boston Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. Together they support and provide lifesaving critical care for our nation’s wounded Service Members, their families and families of the Fallen ~AT NO COST.

Inspired to contribute to the mission of HOME BASE, police officers from around New England put their razors down for the month of No Shave November. This year the officers collectively raised $104,000.00 for the cause that helps so many, in so many ways.

The fuzzy-faced plan began in 2015 as the brain-child of Kurt Power who spoke to No-Shave supporters at Fenway about the initiative. He explained HOME BASE addresses the invisible wounds of war. It’s designed to tackle post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, depression, substance-use disorders, relationship challenges, physical health, transition challenges, military sexual trauma, and other issues associated with military service.

Kurt Power speaking to No-Shavers at Fenway Park ( MBTA Transit/ Boston Gang Unit Detective, U.S. Army Veteran. and Purple Heart recipient )

Police departments typically enforce a ‘no-facial-hair’ code for officers, however, the policy is waved each November to raise awareness and funds for HOME BASE. To date, ‘No Shave’ has raised $1.4 million in support of critical mental-health care.

Brigadier General Jack Hammond said HOME BASE is a comprehensive program that coordinates multi-disciplinary evaluations, treatments and care for Veterans and their families across the country. This National Center of Excellence offers world-class clinical care and wellness training combined with 21st Century technology to Vets and their families by renowned clinicians from Mass General Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Together, they deliver innovative, evidence-based support ~ AT NO COST~ to participants in-house or though virtual service programs.

Retired Army : Brigadier General Jack Hammond, multiple U.S. and NATO combat commands, currently serves as Chief Executive for Home Base, a National Center of Excellence for Mental Health and Brain Injuries. Gen. Hammond has presented his innovative programs at the White House, Untied Kingdom’s Parliament, Presidential Libraries and to national companies working in defense, construction, and bio-tech.

If you or someone you care about is interested in HOMEBASE

Please call :617 724 5202 or visit WWW.HOMEBASE,org/connect2care

Berklee College Engagement Unit : with K9 Barklee on patrol at Fenway Park

Emotional Support Pal:  K9 Barklee


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