Millsboro Police Department’s Whiskers for Wishes surpasses $3,000

MILLSBORO – Razor sharp in fundraising, Millsboro police can go back using their razors.

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway and several members of the department on Dec. 12 presented Millsboro’s Grace United Methodist Church with a check for more than $3,000 that was generated by this year’s Whiskers for Wishes campaign.

In photo from left, Lt. Robert Legates, Cpl. Patrick Forester, Cpl. Seth Bullock, Pastor Ed Kuhling, Chief Brian Calloway, Ptl. Liana Dodson, and Dawn Zimmerman.

Pastor Ed Kuhling accepted the check on behalf of Grace UMC, which will use the generous donation to purchase Christmas gifts for needy families in Millsboro.

The Whiskers for Wishes campaign was held during the months of October through December. The focus of the campaign was in efforts to collect donations to purchase gifts for needy families during the holiday season while also displaying the human side of the agency.

“Our intention through this initiative was to raise awareness of the need to give during the holiday season, while also giving back to our community,” said Chief Calloway.

Millsboro officers generally have strict guidelines regarding facial hair. However, these rules were relaxed through the months of October through December, with Millsboro town council’s blessing to waive the police department’s facial hair grooming standards.

Millsboro Town Manager Sheldon Hudson and other town of Millsboro employees also cast their financial support during this event.

Police officers and the town manager supported this event by donating $120 during this three-month period. Those participating agreed to pay $20 for the month of October, $40 for November and $60 for December.

Through the support of several private donations the Whiskers for Wishes campaign raised over $3,000.

Chief Calloway said the Millsboro Police Department wishes to thank all who contributed to the 2017 Whiskers for Wishes allowing this campaign to bring some joy during this holiday season.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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