In an effort to raise money for Calvert County Hospice and the Jailhouse Rockers Relay for Life team, Sheriff Mike Evans relaxed the strict grooming standards from November 1st until November 30th in exchange for a $50.00 fine.
The Detention Center, Sheriff’s Office, and some private citizens were able to raise just under $3,000 during this great cause. Additionally, when Mr. Bryan Dowell of Dowell Financial Services learned of the fundraiser, he pledged to donate 50 percent of the total raised. Mr. Dowell presented a generous $1,500 check to Ms. Jean Fleming and Ms. Claire Piason and Fleming of Calvert Hospice. Ms. 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. 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 Ms. Fleming and Ms. Piason.
If you’d like to further assist the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Calvert County Detention Center with our 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.