Sheriff's Department's 'No Shave November' benefits Mercy House

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Broome County Sheriff's Office is taking part in a popular November trend that allows them to grow their facial hair.

The Broome County Sheriff's Office donated $500 to the Mercy House of the Southern Tier Tuesday morning.

The money was raised as officers took part in "No Shave November."

Participants paid a fee to earn a free pass on shaving for the month of November, with proceeds benefiting the Mercy House, a 10-bed, non-denominational home offering 24-7 care for the terminally ill.

Harder says the initiative brought in funding and a few grey hairs.

"It's the first time in 19 years that I've allowed them to do it. It's different looking at them. We were laughing at them this morning because they have some grey hairs coming out in their beards. Some of the younger ones don't show the grey, but us older ones, yes we do," said Harder.

Mercy House also collects personal care and household items.

For a list on what you can donate, log on to MercyHouseSouthernTier.com.


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