As of November 1, 2016, more than 25 deputies at the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office started growing out their facial hair and will continue to do so for the entire month, as part of “No Shave November.”
Deputies will keep the facial hair as well maintained or slightly trimmed as possible to maintain the professional image of the Sheriff’s office while staying determined to grow the bushiest beard possible.
In order to assure some real skin in the game, deputies interested in the event put down $40 each to be a part of the month-long challenge. A few who chose to not grow out a beard, still dedicated $40 each to the cause.
The money raised will go toward flood relief for a North Carolina law enforcement family as well the Cops and Kids program, which is a highly anticipated event each year involving law enforcement officers taking children who are less fortunate on a Christmas shopping spree.
“It is really meaningful to see the desire the people here at the Sheriff’s Office have in their hearts to give back to the community,” said Sheriff Greg Christopher. “We want to help as many families as possible in Haywood County experience the joy of sharing gifts at Christmas time. Seeing a child unwrap a surprise on Christmas morning is a special experience every family should have. This No Shave November challenge is a way to raise money within the agency while having a little fun at the same time.”