ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Police Department is looking clean shaven once again, but its No-Shave November campaign helped raise $3,000 this year for charity.
The money was split between the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and the sister of an Ellsworth police officer who is currently battling cancer.
Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier — who noted that his beard grew in pretty itchy this year — presented the donation to the Beth Wright Center’s director, Michael Reisman.
“We’re donating just over $1,500 on behalf of the Ellsworth Police Department and the community of Ellsworth to Beth Wright,” Moshier said. “We have the unfortunate situation this year where one of our officers’ sister is currently battling cancer, and so we dug in extra hard. We set a goal at the beginning of $2,000 and we ended up with $3,000.”
The money was raised through a department fundraiser as well as online contributions from the Ellsworth community. Officer Amie Torrey also presented a $200 donation raised by students in the law enforcement program at the Hancock County Technical Center.
“Amie was a super trooper when it came to fundraising,” Moshier said. “They piggybacked with us to raise some funds themselves, although some of them you probably couldn’t tell if they were participating.”