On Tuesday December 12, 2017, Chief Brian K. Calloway and members of the Millsboro Police Department presented a check to Pastor Ed Kuhling of the Millsboro Grace Methodist Church for the donations collected during "Whiskers for Wishes” campaign held during the months of October through December. The focus of this campaign was in an effort to collect donations to purchase gifts for needy families during the holiday season, while also displaying the human side of the agency.
Officers generally have strict guidelines regarding facial hair; however, these rules were relaxed through the months of October through December. The Millsboro Town Manager Sheldon Hudson and other Town of Millsboro employees also lent their financial support during this event.
Millsboro Officers and the Town Manager supported this event by donating $120 during this three-month period. Chief Brian Calloway adds., "Our intention through this initiative was to raise awareness of the need to give during the holiday season, while also giving back to our community”.
Through the support of several private donations the "Whiskers for Wishes” campaign raised over $3,000. The Millsboro Grace Methodist Church agreed to accept the department’s donation supporting the church allowing them to purchase Christmas gifts for families here in Millsboro. The Millsboro Police Department would like to thank all who contributed to the 2017 "Whiskers for Wishes” allowing this campaign to bring some joy during this Holliday Season. (Pictured from left to right: Lt. Robert Legates, Cpl. Patrick Forester, Cpl. Seth Bullock, Pastor Ed Kuhling, Chief Brian Calloway, Ptlm. Liana Dodson, and Dawn Zimmerman.)