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Officers from Snoqualmie Police Department are lending a helping hand to a local family in need during the first No Shave November fundraiser. Funds collected by the officers that patrol Snoqualmie and North Bend will be presented to their adopted family, a single mom and her 4-year-old son on Saturday, December 15th.
Officer Brady Lanham, who works in North Bend, said he came up with the No Shave November fundraiser to assist families in need, especially during the holidays. He said he wanted to do something out of the norm that would be fun for the officers.
“Normally, officers adhere to strict grooming standards, which include limitations on facial hair,” Lanham said. “Chief Phipps temporarily relaxed the facial hair standard in the name of community service.”
Each officer who participated in the event donated $50 for the adopted family. As of December 5th, the officers have raised $850.
“We received astonishing support from our staff,” Chief Perry Phipps said. “We wanted to help this special family in their time of need and ensure that they have a great holiday season.”
The Snoqualmie Police Association is collecting the funds or gifts through Friday, December 14th and would like to invite community members to donate, if so desired.
For Son: Thomas The Train toys, Hot Wheels, Ninja Turtle toys, Magna-Tiles, Puzzles, size 5/6 (small) boy clothes, and size 11/12 shoes (likes Velcro).
For Mom: size 10 slippers, steering wheel cover, Fire TV Stick 4K, gift cards to grocery stores and Starbucks gift cards.
She is also in need of someone to put a serpentine belt in her vehicle as it is currently not drivable.
To donate or for more information, please contact Deanna Mihelich at email@example.com or 425-888-3333.