Wintersville officers taking part in no-shave November
WINTERSVILLE — Members of the Wintersville Police Department will be looking a little furry by the end of the month, but they know it will be for a good cause.
The seven full-time officers are doing a “no-shave November” to raise money for A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center.
Chief Art Fowler Jr. said the officers can donate $100 at the end of the month to A Caring Place or get sponsorships totaling $100.
“It is a way of us taking the opportunity to do something simple and give back to a charity that directly benefits the children of our community,” Fowler said.
Fowler said there is a goal of raising $1,000.
A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center is located on Canton Road. It provides a child-friendly environment for child victims and witnesses of abuse to be interviewed and examined.
Child protective services professionals in Jefferson County formed a group in 1995, and that group was awarded a grant in 2002 to establish A Caring Place.
Fowler said the fundraising amount may be even higher if the part-time and auxiliary officers participate.