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Posted on: November 18, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Police support local food bank, global charity event

The Department is partnering up with Helpline House for this year’s “Stuff the Turkey” event. Food collection bins were placed at the Police Department (625 Winslow Way East) and at City Hall (280 Madison Ave North). Food items such as canned, dry, or boxed goods and other non-perishables are needed and accepted. For more information about what to donate, visit Helpline House’s website. In addition, police officers will collect food at Safeway and Town & Country Market on November 23 and November 24.

The Department also asks citizens to be on the lookout for officers growing moustaches for this year’s “Movember.”

During November each year, the worldwide aid organization Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on millions of men's faces. Globally, the funds raised support world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programs are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

Since its beginning in 2003 in Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement across 21 countries worldwide. In 2012, Movember US saw more than 209,000 Americans growing and supporting the Mo, raising $21 million.

And finally, many Bainbridge Police men and women will join community members in this year’s Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day at Battle Point Park. This event also benefits Helpline House, with over $42,000 raised in its first three years.

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