During the month of November 2016, Sheriff Mike Evans allowed the men of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Calvert County Detention Center to relax the grooming standards in exchange for $50 fine, which would be donated to charity. Approximately 70 Deputies and Corrections Officers took part.
While participating in the “No Shave November”, the Detention Center, the Sheriff’s Office and some private citizens raised approximately $3,000 for the charities. Bryan Dowell of Dowell Financial Services pledged to donate fifty percent of the total raised.
On Wednesday, November 30, some of those who participated gathered on the steps of the Sheriff’s Office to have their bearded pictures taken. Then on Friday, Bryan Dowell presented a check for $1500 to Jean Fleming and Claire Piason of Calvert Hospice.
Jean Fleming stated “Donations from the community give us the freedom to meet ever changing financial demands as they occur. They allow us to meet so many needs, from keeping our lights on to providing expert end of life care to our patients and families. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community.
A portion of the money was donated to the Jailhouse Rockers from the Detention Center. The Jailhouse Rockers is a Relay for Life team that raises money annually for the American Cancer Society. Sheriff Mike Evans was able to present the remainder of the money on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office to Jean Fleming and Claire Piason for Calvert Hospice.
If you’d like to further assist the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Calvert County Detention Center with efforts to raise money to support Calvert Hospice and the Jailhouse Rockers Relay for Life team, please contact Capt. Dave Payne at 410-535-2800 X2593.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon