Donations of Shaving Supplies Sought for Veterans, Homeless
No Shave November is a national campaign encouraging men to skip shaving for the month to “Grow it. Show it. Support Cancer Awareness.” Harford County government will join the campaign by collecting new shaving supplies and other toiletries to support local veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Harford County Veterans Affairs Commission will distribute the donations to the Perry Point VA Medical Center. Donations will also support Harford County’s Project Homeless Connect, an annual event touching hundreds of lives by providing health screenings, housing assistance and other resources in one location for those in need.
Donations can be dropped off during the month of November at any of Harford County’s senior activity centers, recreation centers, and Harford County government administration buildings. Thanks to a partnership with Harford County Public Library, donations may also be dropped off at any of the library’s 11 branches. A list of drop-off locations is available at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2378/No-Shave-November. For more information, call 410-638-3389.
“Please join me in our effort to raise awareness about the importance of regular screenings for men’s cancers, for ourselves and for our loved ones,” Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said. “In this month of thanksgiving for our many blessings, these donations will bring comfort to local veterans and other neighbors in need.”
For more information about men’s health and cancer screenings, please visit http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/4-cancer-screening-tests-for-men