MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) Across our region, November will be the month of the beard.
Child Protect of Mercer County is encouraging law enforcement, community leaders and citizens across the county to stop shaving, as part of the ‘No Shave for the Brave’ campaign.
The Princeton Police Department, Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and the Mercer County Commissioners are allowing their facial hair to grow throughout the month, to raise funds for child abuse survivors in our area.
Each participant is paying $25 to Child Protect to join the campaign to ‘rock their beards.’
“Typically law enforcement has to stay clean shaven,” said Shiloh Woodard, Executive Director for Child Protect. “This campaign gives them a special period of time to grow out that facial hair while supporting child survivors of abuse.”
“I would pay $100 to help out this program if I could,” said Sergeant Justin Faris, Princeton Police Department. “Child Protect needs all the help they can get.”
‘No Shave for the Brave’ is open to the public. You can visit the Mercer Protect website to join the campaign.
Prizes will be awarded for “Best Beard” and “Most Money Raised.”