Patchogue Lions Club Hosts “Christmas in June” for Local School Children at Boomer’s Family Fun Center

Annual Event Co-Sponsored by Gershow Recycling

Jonathan Abrams (fifth from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presents the check in the amount of $1,500 to Vito LaMonica (center), Event Organizer, Patchogue Lions Club, at the Christmas in June event on June 25th at Boomers Family Fun Center in Medford. Also pictured, (left to right) Tom Ferb, Peter Feehan, Lou Giordano, Dan King, Current President Robert Silver, and William Beagan, Patchogue Lions Club; Robert Epstein, Principal, Canaan Elementary School; and Dominick Bonanno and Robert Schwarz, members of Patchogue Lions Club.

The Patchogue Lions Club held its nineteenth annual “Christmas in June” event on Tuesday, June 25 at Boomer’s Family Fun Center in Medford. For the fourteenth consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $1,500.

Approximately 150 school children from seven elementary schools in the Patchogue-Medford School District were chosen to participate in this year’s event by their respective principals. Since the Patchogue Lions Club has started “Christmas in June,” more than 2,000 children have participated in this fun-filled event.

“This was a nice way to give these children an opportunity to have some fun and spend the day with their friends,” said Lou Giordano, President, Patchogue Lions Club. “It gave the children a place to enjoy themselves, especially with the school year drawing to a close.”

Children were treated to lunch and then given full access for several hours to attractions, including rides, go-carts, wall climbing, bumper boats, and arcade games.

“We were very happy in joining with the Patchogue Lions Club to make this day possible for these children,” said Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling. “They always have a great time here. With the summer season beginning, the timing couldn’t be better.”

For more information, call the Patchogue Lions at (631) 654-3737, or visit patchoguelions.com. For more information about Gershow Recycling, please call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

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Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Riverhead High School Graduating Senior Julia Divan

Pictured are Julia Divan (left), a member of Riverhead High School’s Class of 2019, and Peter Escabi (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling. Ms. Divan 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 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.

 

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Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products. Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Walt Whitman High School Graduating Senior Rebecca Geneus

June 21, 2019

Pictured are Rich D’Angelo (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Rebecca Geneus (right), a member of Walt Whitman High School’s Class of 2019. Ms. Geneus 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 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 Scholarship to Bay Shore High School Graduating Senior Juliana Salvador

June 21, 2019

Pictured are Dave Seiler (left), Account Executive, Gershow Recycling, and Juliana Salvador (right), a member of Bay Shore High School’s Class of 2019. Ms. Salvador 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 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 Scholarship to Lindenhurst High School Graduating Senior Shimiao Huang

June 21, 2019

Pictured are DJ Chasse (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling; Shimiao (Nickey) Huang (center), a member of Lindenhurst High School’s Class of 2019; and Dr. Clinton Grant (right), Principal, Lindenhurst High School. Ms. Huang 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.

For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Bellport High School Graduating Senior Chiara Scharpf

Pictured are Tanya Pottinger (left), Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling, and Chiara Scharpf (right), a member of Bellport High School’s Class of 2019, and. Ms. Scharpf 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 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.

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Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products. Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Patchogue-Medford High School Graduating Senior Alyssa Rosenberger

Pictured are Alyssa Rosenberger (left), a member of Patchogue-Medford High School’s Class of 2019, and Tanya Pottinger (right), Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling. Ms. Rosenberger 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 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 Donates the Use of 30 Cars for the Twelfth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament


CAPTION: Representatives of Gershow Recycling joined members of the Northport Fire Department and local elected officials at the Twelfth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament at Steer’s Pit in Northport on May 11. Pictured (front row, left to right): Will Varese, Ex-Captain, Northport Fire Department Hook & Ladder Company; Richard D’Angelo, Manager, Gershow’s Huntington facility; Damon McMullen, Mayor, Village of Northport; Mercy Smith, Trustee, Village of Northport; Robert “Beefy” Varese, Ex-Chief, Northport Fire Department and Co-Coordinator, Twelfth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament; Jeanne Varese, Emergency Medical Technician, Northport Fire Department and Co-Coordinator, Twelfth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament; Mark Cuthbertson, Councilman, Town of Huntington; Joan Cergol, Councilwoman, Town of Huntington; and Steve Rossetti, Vice President of Special Projects, Gershow Recycling.

Back row (left to right): Jenny Varese, Will’s wife; Doug Pyne, Second Assistant Chief, Northport Fire Department; Ian Milligan, Trustee, Village of Northport; Chad Lupinacci, Supervisor, Town of Huntington; and James Gaughran, New York State Senator.

In support of local fire departments, Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30 cars for the Twelfth 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 11. 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 twelve 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 or visit www.gershow.com.

Gershow Recycling Continues to Offer Graduating High School Seniors the Environmental Conservation Scholarship


(Medford, New York) — Once again, Gershow Recycling is providing one-time, $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Long Island and the metropolitan New York area. The program is now available to all local school districts in which Gershow’s facilities are located.

For the past 15 years, Gershow has offered a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Patchogue-Medford High School, Bellport High School and Longwood High School. In 2013, the company extended that opportunity for graduating seniors from the following high schools: Bay Shore High School, Walt Whitman High School in South Huntington, Lindenhurst High School, Valley Stream Central High School, Freeport High School, Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, and Frederick Douglass Academy VII in Brooklyn. The program expanded again the following year to Riverhead High School.

Students must pursue a degree in engineering or environmental sciences when entering college in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two-man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with its second generation carrying on its legacy, Gershow employs over 750 people on Long Island and the metropolitan New York area, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve the region’s environment.

2019 marks the fifteenth consecutive year that Gershow has offered the scholarship. “Since 1964, Gershow Recycling has been leading the way in preserving Long Island’s environment. This scholarship reflects our company’s goals of environmental conservation and the need to encourage the pursuit of advanced degrees to enhance our region’s and nation’s competitiveness,” said Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling.

Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship may contact their respective high schools.

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.”