Gershow Recycling Donates New Menorah to the Patchogue Community

Pictured (left to right) with members of the Temple Beth-El’s Hashem’s Youth Choir are Star Wahnon, Founder of Temple Beth-El’s Hashem’s Youth Choir; Dennis Smith, Executive Director, Patchogue Business Improvement District; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; David Kennedy, Executive Director, Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce; Cheryl Gavin, Co-President, Temple Beth-El, during the Patchogue Chanukah Ceremony, which this year celebrated the community’s new LED Menorah.

On Tuesday, December 12, families from across Patchogue celebrated the lighting of the first candle on the town’s new Menorah on the first day of Chanukah. The new Chanukah Menorah was donated by Gershow Recycling in response to a request from the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce. After 20 years, the previous Menorah needed replacing and the Chamber asked local businesses to help. Gershow, which has a location in Medford, purchased it on behalf of the community. The Menorah, which stands nine feet tall and features energy-efficient LED lights, stands proudly near the Capital One Plaza on East Main Street in Patchogue Village.

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.

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

CAPTION: Angie Carpenter (left), Supervisor, Town of Islip, poses with Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling, near the Town of Islip’s Anti-Drunk and Distracted Driving display outside Town Hall. Gershow Recycling recently donated a wrecked car in support of the program. Presented by Supervisor Carpenter and the entire Islip Town Board, the program reminds residents of the dangers of drunk or distracted driving during the holidays.

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.

Play for Peace Sponsors Present Long Island Head Start in Patchogue with $1,000 to Use in Support of Educational Services

Gershow Recycling among Local Organizations That Donate to the Annual Soccer Tournament

CAPTION: Sponsors from the Ninth 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): John Baum, Head of Volunteer Committee, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament, and parish member, St. Francis de Sales Church; Thomas W. Smith, Executive Director of Operations, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc.; Dawn Turnbull, Vice President, Bridgehampton National Bank; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator; Lina Ortiz, Center Manager, Long Island Head Start in Patchogue; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; and Chris Kelly, Director of Marketing, TriTec Real Estate.

On October 11, sponsors of the Ninth 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, Bridgehampton National Bank, TriTec Real Estate and Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc.

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 and plans to use the donation to purchase educational equipment for the school. As a comprehensive learning environment respectful of all cultures, Long Island Head Start perfectly exemplifies the spirit of the event.

A longtime Play for Peace supporter, Gershow Recycling donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the soccer tournament, which was held August 12 at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer Complex in Medford.

For more information, call (631) 289-6188.

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for 9th Annual Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

Pictured (left to right): Paul Bressler, Board Member, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament Committee; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Joselo Lucero, brother of Marcelo Lucero; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator and Organizer, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament; and Giovanni Zito, Pastor, Medford Assembly of God.

Gershow Recycling sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the ninth annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament, which was held August 12 at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer Complex in Medford.

The goals of Play For Peace are to bring together diverse nationalities within the community for a full day of World Cup-style soccer and to use sports as a way for people from different ethnic backgrounds to find common ground. The annual tournament is organized by the Office of Suffolk County Legislator Robert Calarco.

The Play for Peace Soccer Tournament was first organized in 2009 through the office of then-Legislator Jack Eddington in conjunction with the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer League as a response to the Marcelo Lucero tragedy. In 2011, when Legislator Calarco was elected, he carried on the tradition of presenting the tournament. Joselo Lucero, Marcelo’s brother, spoke to the crowd about the importance of having an event such as this to bring the community together.

Approximately 500 spectators came to this free event. Fourteen teams — seven men’s teams and seven women’s teams — participated in the tournament. In the men’s division, Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer League was the winning team, while Suffolk Federal Credit Union won the women’s division. The Best Sportsmanship Awards went to Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association in the men’s division and The Calarco Team in the women’s division.

“Gershow Recycling is pleased again to support this year’s ‘Play for Peace.’ We salute former Legislator Eddington for establishing this event and Legislator Calarco for continuing it, as an effort to bring members of our diverse communities together and build understanding through sports,” said Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling.

For more information, call (631) 289-6188.

Gershow Recycling Supports 23rd Annual Flag Placement Ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery

Pictured: Jonathan Abrams (back row, left) and Ray Colon (back row, right), Managers, Gershow Recycling, are joined by members of the Boy Scouts of Suffolk County and the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County at the 23rd Annual Flag Placement Ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery on May 27. They are joined by Mr. Colon’s sons: Ray Colon, Jr. (back row, center), Daniel Colon (front row, left) and Chris Colon (front row, right).

On May 27, Gershow Recycling sponsored and took part in the 23rd Annual Flag Placement Ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. The event recognized local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, their parents and other volunteers who placed American flags in front of more than 210,000 grave sites.

Jonathan Abrams and Ray Colon, Managers, Gershow Recycling, thanked those who volunteered their time recognizing those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony had a special meaning for Mr. Colon, whose father, Ramon Colon, Jr., a World War II veteran, was interred at Calverton in 1993.

For more information, call (631) 289-6188.

Gershow Recycling Donates the Use of 30 Cars for Tenth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Pictured: Representatives of Gershow Recycling joined members of the Northport Fire Department at the Tenth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament at Steer’s Pit in Northport on May 13. Pictured (left to right): Steve Rossetti, Vice President of Special Projects, Gershow Recycling; Robert “Beefy” Varese, Ex-Chief, Northport Fire Department and Director, Tenth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament; Brad Wine, Chief, Northport Fire Department; Dennis Sheridan, Second Assistant Chief, Northport Fire Department; and Rich D’Angelo, Manager, Gershow Recycling’s Huntington facility.

In support of local fire departments, Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30 cars for the Tenth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which was held at the Northport Fire Department’s Training Grounds at Steer’s Pit in Northport on May 13. Gershow also donated the use of its Huntington facility to enable teams to practice in the week leading up to the tournament.

Twenty-two teams from 10 fire departments participated in the tournament, which involved groups of five firefighters working to extricate a “victim” from a “crash” using the Jaws of Life. Each team was judged on the amount of time it took to perform the extrication, the handling of equipment and the safety procedures they followed. After the tournament, the vehicles were brought back to Gershow’s facility, where they were shredded and recycled.

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.

Gershow Joins Legislator Calarco and Play for Peace Sponsors in Presenting $2,000 Check to Long Island Head Start in Patchogue

Pictured: Gershow Recycling and other sponsors of the eighth annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament are seen here presenting a check for $2,000 to Long Island Head Start in Patchogue. Front row (left to right): Dawn Turnball, Vice President, Bridgehampton National Bank; Eliana Fernandez, Volunteer, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament; Gail Schafer, Board Member, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament Committee; Jerry Bonfiglio; Pastor, Church of the Nazarene and Board Member, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament Committee; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator; Lina Ortiz, Center Manager, Long Island Head Start in Patchogue; and Vagira Seedeen, Branch Manager, Suffolk County Federal Credit Union. Also pictured (back row, l-r): John Baum, Volunteer, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament; William Shilling, Legislative Aide, Office of Suffolk County Deputy Presiding Officer Robert Calarco; Richard Margulis, Chief Executive Officer, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital; Kevin St. Jean, Employee, Suffolk County Federal Credit Union and Volunteer, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament; Ana Figueroa (back row, fourth from right), Manager, Long Island Head Start; and Rina Marroquin (back row, third from right), Manager, LI Division, Healthfirst; and Toni Dean (front row, right), Member, Board of Directors, Long Island Head Start. They are joined by Play for Peace board members, other sponsors and Head Start staff members.

On October 7, Gershow Recycling joined sponsors and participants of the eighth annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament at Long Island Head Start in Patchogue to present the school with a check in the amount of $2,000. The funds came from money that was raised during the soccer tournament through sponsorships and donations.

This year, Gershow sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the soccer tournament, which was held August 13 at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer Complex in Medford. Gershow also had a team in the tournament participating in the Men’s Division.

The goals of Play For Peace are to bring together diverse nationalities within the community for a full day of World Cup-style soccer and to use sports as a way for people from different ethnic 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 as a response to the Marcelo Lucero tragedy. In 2011, when Legislator Rob Calarco was elected, he carried on the tradition of presenting the tournament.

The mission of Long Island Head Start is to provide a comprehensive learning environment to children, respectful of their culture, and to assist families in reaching self-sufficiency through the combined efforts of parents, community, and staff. The donation will be used to support local programs.

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for 8th Annual Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

Pictured (l-r): Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator; Joselo Lucero, brother of Marcelo Lucero; Gail Shafer and and Jerry Bonfiglio, Board Members, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament Committee.

Gershow Recycling sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the eighth annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament, which was held August 13 at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer Complex in Medford.

The goals of Play For Peace are to bring together diverse nationalities within the community for a full day of World Cup-style soccer and to use sports as a way for people from different ethnic backgrounds to find common ground. The annual tournament is organized by the Office of Suffolk County Legislator Robert Calarco.

The Play for Peace Soccer Tournament was first organized in 2009 through the office of then-Legislator Jack Eddington in conjunction with the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer League as a response to the Marcelo Lucero tragedy. In 2011, when Legislator Calarco was elected, he carried on the tradition of presenting the tournament. Joselo Lucero, Marcelo’s brother, spoke to the crowd about the importance of having an event such as this to bring the community together.

Approximately 500 spectators came to this free event. Fourteen teams — eight men’s teams and six women’s teams — participated in the tournament. In the men’s division, Suffolk Transportation Services was the winning team, while Capital One Bank won the women’s division. The Best Sportsmanship Awards went to Gershow Recycling in the men’s division and Healthfirst in the women’s division.

“Gershow Recycling is pleased again to support this year’s ‘Play for Peace.’ We salute former Legislator Eddington for establishing this event and Legislator Calarco for continuing it, as an effort to bring members of our diverse communities together and build understanding through sports,” said Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling.

Gershow Recycling Helps Sayville High School SADD Teach Students about the Dangers of Drunk or Distracted Driving

Sayville High School teachers Rick Caskey (far left) and Susan Censoplano (second from left), advisers for the school’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter, pose with student representatives in front of a wrecked car, provided by Gershow Recycling to remind the community of the dangers of driving while distracted or drunk.

In support of the local community, Gershow Recycling donated the use of a vehicle to Sayville High School’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter to help fellow students raise awareness on safe driving.

The junk car was displayed in front of the school during graduation week, June 20-24, 2016, to remind students of the consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as the danger of driving while distracted by texting or talking on cell phones. The Sayville SADD chapter thanked Gershow for its assistance and its use of the vehicle.

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.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarships Long Island High School Students

This year, Gershow Recycling granted several Environmental Conservation scholarships to local Long Island high school students.

Riverhead High School

Pictured are Riverhead High School student Blake Carrara (left) and Pete Vaillant (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling.

Mr. Carrara was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

McGann-Mercy High School

Pictured are Jonathan Abrams (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and McGann-Mercy High School Student Alex Frabizio (right).

Mr. Frabizio was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Longwood High School

Pictured are Longwood High School student Samantha DeQuarto (left) and Tanya Pottinger (right), Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling.

Ms. DeQuarto was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Patchogue-Medford High School

Pictured are Patchogue Medford High School student Alexa Valentin (left) and Tanya Pottinger (right), Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling.

Ms. Valentin was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Bellport High School

Pictured are Bellport High School student Jamison Leach (left) and Tanya Pottinger (right), Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling.

Mr. Leach was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Valley Stream Central High School

Pictured are Valley Stream Central High School student Sara Guagliano (left) and Jason Baron (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling.

Ms. Guagliano was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Herricks High School

Pictured are John Conroy (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Herricks High School student Anthony Polo (right).

Mr. Polo was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Freeport High School

Pictured are Peter O’Donovan (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Freeport High School student Cameryn Miller (right).

Ms. Miller was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Lindenhurst High School

Pictured are Dave Seiler (left), Account Executive, Gershow Recycling, Lindenhurst High School student Jeevan Vangala (center) and the school’s Principal, Dr. Christopher Gitz (right).

Mr. Vangala was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Bay Shore High School

Pictured are DJ Chasse (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Bay Shore High School student William Fleischer (right).

Mr. Fleischer was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.

Walt Whitman High School

Pictured are Walt Whitman High School student Julia Alexandra Canigiani (left) and Rich D’Angelo, Manager (right), Gershow Recycling.

Ms. Canigiani was recently 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 pursuing a degree in environmental science or engineering.