County police departments ready for ‘No Shave November’

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – Things will start looking hairier at many local police departments around Shelby County in the coming weeks, as officers will gear up for the annual “No Shave November” fundraiser.

Starting Nov. 1, law enforcement officials will ditch their razors and participate in the monthlong fundraiser to raise proceeds for the Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation.

This fundraiser, which has raised thousands of dollars for the foundation in recent years, will help support families of terminally ill children with some of the things typically needed in order to provide those families with the opportunity to spend more time together, and less time dealing with things that can get in the way.

Departments planning to participate in “No Shave November” include The University of Montevallo Police Department, Alabaster Police Department, Helena Police Department, Hoover Police Department, Montevallo Police Department, Pelham Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery Police Department.

The Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation was started in 2010 and the month-long fundraiser will raise awareness and continue to contribute to families who need support.

Throughout the month of November, residents in Shelby County should check social media pages from various police department as proceeds from certain events will go toward the Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation.

If you would like to learn more about the Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation or offer a donation, visit Wingsofhopepediatricfoundation.org.

 

For more information about how a business can participate or make a donation, contact Helena Lt. Brad Flynn at 663-6499 or bflynn@helenapd.com.