Gershow Recycling Donates Wrecked Vehicle to Town of Huntington for Anti-Drunk and Distracted Driving Campaign


Kevin Gershowitz (standing behind podium), President, Gershow Recycling, addresses the members of the media during a press conference announcing the launch of the Town of Huntington’s Anti-Drunk and Distracted Driving Campaign. Gershow donated a junk vehicle to the town as part of the campaign.

Gershow Recycling recently donated a wrecked car in support of the Town of Huntington’s Anti-Drunk and Distracted Driving Campaign. Presented by Mark Cuthbertson, Councilman, Town of Huntington, and the Huntington Town Board, the program reminds residents of the dangers of drunk or distracted driving during the holidays.

Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling, took part in a press conference that was held on December 10, along with local elected officials, law enforcement personnel and a local family who lost a loved one to a drunk driver. They urged everyone not to get behind the wheel if they have been drinking.

“There is no excuse of why you should be in a car under the influence, whether you are behind the wheel or you are a passenger with someone who is under the influence,” Mr. Gershowitz said. “Just don’t do it.”


Gershow Recycling Donates More than 1,100 Pounds of Aluminum Scrap to Seven Long Island High School Robotics Teams

For 10 years, Gershow Recycling has opened its Medford facility to Long Island robotics teams, including coaches, students and their parents, to enable the teams to collect aluminum scrap metal to construct a 120-pound robot for School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Long Island Regional. This year, seven teams benefited from Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day donation event, which took place on December 8.

The seven teams who attended Scrap Metal Day included Bridgehampton High School, Half Hollow Hills High School, Hauppauge High School, Plainview-Old Bethpage High School, Rocky Point, Westhampton Beach High School and The Wheatley School.

Now entering its 20th season, the SBPLI FIRST Robotics Competition Long Island Regional is held annually at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Once again, the organization is hosting two regional tournaments across two sets of consecutive dates: March 24-27 and March 27-30, 2019. Each event will serve as a separate regional, with different teams from across Long Island, New York City, the United States and around the world competing in separate alliances and tournament rounds.

Pictured with Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams are several of the teams and coaches that participated.

Bridgehampton High School:

Bridgehampton High School Coach Ken Giosi

 

Half Hollow Hills High School:

Half Hollow Hills Coaches Mike Patrick and Yury Wolf-Sonkin and Member Nathan Wolf-Sonkin

 

Hauppauge High School:

Hauppauge Adviser Anthony Gibson, President Rainer Schubert, Treasurer Ben Simon, Vice President Daniel Panaro and Mentor Kenneth Smith

 

Plainview-Old Bethpage High School:

Plainview-Old Bethpage Team Members Ryan Hollander and Allison Taub

 

Rocky Point High School:

Rocky Point Mentor Robert Julius Condemi and Member Julius Condemi

 

Westhampton Beach High School:

Westhampton Beach Coach Tony Kryl and his daughter, Michelle Kryl

 

Wheatley High School:

Wheatley Members Steven Popovitz and William Cafarelli

 

 

Gershow Recycling Purchases 50 Turkeys That Were Distributed to Families in Need

On November 20, in celebration of Thanksgiving and in assisting the local community, Gershow Recycling purchased 50 turkeys that the company distributed to local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and schools. The turkeys were then given out to local families in need. Those who received the turkeys included Engine 111, Rescue Squad 2 and Rescue Squad 252 of the Fire Department of New York; the 73rd Precinct of the New York Police Department, P.S. 284 of Brooklyn, FDNY Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue; FDNY Engine 332/Ladder 175; NYPD’s 75th Precinct; the Emergency Services Unit; and FDNY’s Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue.”


Eric Kugler (fifth from left, holding banner), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys with the members of Fire Department of New York Engine 111. He is joined by Captain Saporito (third from left).

Eric Kugler (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to the members of Fire Department of New York Fire Rescue Squad 2. He is joined by Lt. Mahon (third from left).

Eric Kugler (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of FDNY’s Rescue Squad 252 after receiving five turkeys from Gershow.

Eric Kugler (sixth from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of New York Police Department 73rd Precinct and P.S. 284 and some of the turkeys they received from Gershow.

Eric Kugler (second from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of FDNY’s Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue and one of the turkeys they received from Gershow.

Eric Kugler (second from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of the FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175, who are holding up one of the turkeys they received from Gershow.

Eric Kugler (center), Manager, Gershow Recycling, holds up one of the turkeys Gershow gave to the NYPD’s 75th Precinct.

Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by members of the Emergency Services Unit, who display one of the turkeys they received from Gershow.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Play for Peace Sponsors Present Long Island Head Start in Patchogue with $1,000 Donation


Sponsors from the Annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament present a check for $1,000 to Long Island Head Start in Patchogue. Pictured (left to right): Annette Harris, Director of Program Operations, Long Island Head Start; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Lina Ortiz, Center Manager, Long Island Head Start; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator; Christopher Kelly, Vice President of Marketing, TriTec Real Estate Company; and Ana Figueroa, Policy Council and Volunteer Supervisor, Long Island Head Start.

On September 18, sponsors of the Annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament visited Long Island Head Start in Patchogue Village to present Center Manager Lina Ortiz with a check in the amount of $1,000. The money comes from funds donated to the tournament from sponsors, including Gershow Recycling, TriTec Real Estate and others.

Play for Peace brings together diverse nationalities within the community for a full day of World Cup-style soccer, with a goal of promoting sports as a way for people from various backgrounds to find common ground. The tournament was first organized in 2009 through the office of then-Legislator Jack Eddington in conjunction with the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer League. After Legislator Robert Calarco was elected in 2011, he carried on the tradition.

Monies raised from the event are donated to local organizations, like Long Island Head Start, which provides a creative curriculum to Patchogue students ages three to five. Head Start plans to use the donation to purchase two projectors for its smartboards. As a comprehensive learning environment respectful of all cultures, Long Island Head Start perfectly exemplifies the spirit of the event.

Gershow Recycling Sponsors Day Trip to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom for Over 30 Children and Teenagers from the Bellport Area


Jonathan Abrams (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Steve Hughes (second from right), a Bellport resident, pose with some of the children and their chaperones who traveled to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom for the day on August 15. Mr. Hughes, a longtime Gershow customer, organized the trip.

On August 15, more than 30 children and teenagers from the Bellport area boarded a charter bus at Robert Rowley Park for a day of fun and excitement at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Gershow Recycling sponsored the trip, which was organized by Steven Hughes, a Bellport resident and a longtime Gershow customer. Mr. Hughes asked the company for assistance in sponsoring the trip and Gershow agreed. The sponsorship went to cover the costs of transportation and admission to the amusement park.

Mr. Hughes personally invited the children to spend a day at Dorney Park, with the families’ permission. The children, whom Mr. Hughes knows from the Bellport community, have few opportunities to travel and socialize with their peers in a fun and positive atmosphere.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School Graduating Senior Marlon Phillips


Eric Kugler (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Marlon Phillips (left), a member of Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School’s Class of 2018.

Mr. Phillips was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

 

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Herricks High School Graduating Senior Hiram Yuan


John Conroy (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Hiram Yuan (left), a member of Herricks High School’s Class of 2018.

Mr. Yuan was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Freeport High School Graduating Senior Zoe Stetson


Peter O’Donovan (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Zoe Stetson (right), a member of Freeport High School’s Class of 2018.

Ms. Stetson was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Valley Stream Central High School Graduating Senior Bianca Balkaran


Jason Baron (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Bianca Balkaran (left), a member of Valley Stream Central High School’s Class of 2018.

Ms. Balkaran was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Lindenhurst High School Graduating Senior Coral Nizen-Jacobellis


DJ Chasse (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Coral Nizen-Jacobellis (center), a member of Lindenhurst High School’s Class of 2018, and Dr. Clinton Grant (right), Principal, Lindenhurst High School.

Ms. Nizen-Jacobellis was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.