Members of the Trumbull Police Union recently donated $1,050 to The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, the proceeds of a December fundraiser which gave officers the chance to grow beards or wear special pins in exchange for a donation to the nonprofit.
The Trumbull Police Department has a policy which restricts the growth of beards, but for the month of December, that rule was temporarily suspended to give officers the chance to do so in exchange for a donation to CFJ, according to Police Chief Michael Lombardo.
Female officers were encouraged to participate in the fundraiser by wearing a special pin.
Leaders of the Trumbull Police Union recently presented a donation check to CFJ’s President & CEO, Debra A. Greenwood, who leads the nonprofit which provides crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in six Fairfield County communities, including Trumbull.
“We are so appreciative of what the members of the Trumbull Police Union have done on behalf of our deserving clients,” said Greenwood. “We consider Trumbull’s Police Department vital partners in our efforts to break the cycles of domestic and sexual violence and this is just another example of their strong and ongoing commitment to supporting our mission in a creative and meaningful way.”
Lombardo also commended the officers for their community service and philanthropy. “I am pleased that the officers who participated in this fundraiser donated their proceeds to The Center for Family Justice,” Lombardo said. “Their generosity will help those in need of services for domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse find the resources they may need.”