Members of the Lehighton police department can finally pull out their razors after participating in "No Shave November." But not before they gave back to a local family.
In order to participate in No Shave November, the department had to commit a donation to a local cause.
It chose Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow Ministry, a foundation which reaches out to families whose children are sick or have passed away. It was started by the Krum family, who lost their two sons, Dylan and Gavin, to childhood cancer two years apart from each other
"Their battle was very quick, it was only two months each and we lost them so we know the pain, we know everything that happens when families are in the hospital trying to be with their children and do everything they can," said Dylan and Gavin's mother, Lora.
On Saturday, the police department presented Dylan and Gavin's parents with its donation at the foundation's fourth annual Snowflake 5K.
"We're members of the community, we're part of the community, when a tragedy like this strikes within our community, we react and we felt this was the best way to help out," said Detective Matt Arner.
The police department plans to raise money for Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow again next year and hopes to have the community get involved to make an even bigger donation possible.