At the Hinesville Police Department annual Thanksgiving luncheon, many officers were participating in No-Shave November. Each officer paid $30 and brought in canned goods to be donated to the Liberty County Manna House.
The Manna House provides a food pantry to needy citizens and serves Effingham and Liberty County. The HPD donated $770 to the Manna House and as an added surprise Cpt. Stella Sturla donated her $250 grant she won from Journal Technologies.
“No-shave November shows support for individuals who have cancer or someone’s family member who might be diagnosed with the devastating disease,” Chief Bill Kirkendall said. “By partnering with the Manna House we can provide a hot meal to those in need.”
“We are a city of heart with good policeman,” Executive Director of the Manna House Reverend Katrina Eason said.
In 2017, no-shave November was suggested by an officer at the HPD before being approved by Kirkendall and the City of Hinesville. According to no-shave.org, no-shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair that many cancer patients might typically lose.
“We do no-shave November to raise awareness for cancer, show unity, and morale,” Community Resource Officer Kevin Remillard said.
The Thanksgiving luncheon was catered by Ole Times County Buffet and included turkey, ham, and pulled pork. Some staff at the HPD brought in sides, desserts and drinks to make the meal complete.
“This is a time to spend some down time with officers and show our appreciation,” Kirkendall said.