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

Kevin Gershowitz (standing behind podium), President, Gershow Recycling, speaks during a press conference announcing the Town of Huntington’s anti-drunk and distracted driving campaign on December 7. Also pictured (left to right): William Scrima, Officer, Suffolk County Police Department; Chad Lupinacci, Supervisor, Town of Huntington; Mark Cuthbertson and Edmund J.M. Smyth, Council Members, Town of Huntington; William Holden, husband of Karen Holden, who was killed by a drunk driver; Joanne Sperando, Ms. Holden’s friend; Lynne Rogers Pallmeyer, Ms. Holden’s sister; and Liisa Anderson, Ms. Holden’s cousin. (Photo Courtesy of the Town of Huntington)
Kevin Gershowitz (standing behind podium), President, Gershow Recycling, speaks during a press conference announcing the Town of Huntington’s anti-drunk and distracted driving campaign on December 7. Also pictured (left to right): William Scrima, Officer, Suffolk County Police Department; Chad Lupinacci, Supervisor, Town of Huntington; Mark Cuthbertson and Edmund J.M. Smyth, Council Members, Town of Huntington; William Holden, husband of Karen Holden, who was killed by a drunk driver; Joanne Sperando, Ms. Holden’s friend; Lynne Rogers Pallmeyer, Ms. Holden’s sister; and Liisa Anderson, Ms. Holden’s cousin. (Photo Courtesy of the Town of Huntington)

Gershow Recycling recently donated the use of 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 7, along with local elected officials, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), law enforcement personnel and Keys for Karen, a nonprofit organization formed by a local family who lost a loved one to a drunk driver.

Mr. Gershowitz thanked the Town, MADD and Keys for Karen for their public awareness efforts and noted that Gershow takes in thousands of vehicles that were involved in serious accidents each year, some of which were the result of drunk driving. “There’s no reason to drink and drive,” he said. “We have too many conveniences today with our cell phones and apps. If you don’t want to hurt yourself or, worse than that, if you don’t want to hurt someone else, don’t drink and drive.”

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

On November 24-25, in celebration of Thanksgiving and in assisting the community, Gershow Recycling purchased 50 turkeys that the company distributed to local law enforcement agencies and fire departments. The turkeys were then given out to families in need. Those who received the turkeys included the Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY) Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Street; FDNY’s Engine 290/Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue”; FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175 at Bradford Street; FDNY’s Rescue Squad 252; the Emergency Service Unit; and the New York Police Department’s 73rd and 75th Precincts.

Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175 at Bradford Street.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175 at Bradford Street.
Eric Kugler (standing, fifth from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Street.
Eric Kugler (standing, fifth from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Street.
Eric Kugler (second from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 290/Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue.”
Eric Kugler (second from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 290/Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue.”
Eric Kugler (second from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Rescue Squad 252.
Eric Kugler (second from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Rescue Squad 252.
Scott Kolesari (second from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of NYPD’s 73rd Precinct.
Scott Kolesari (second from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of NYPD’s 73rd Precinct.

Gershow Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarships to Local Graduating High School Seniors

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on local businesses, Gershow Recycling continued to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors from Long Island and the New York metropolitan area with its Environmental Conservation Scholarship. Now in its 12th year, this one-time, $1,000 scholarship is given to a student who intends to continue their studies in either engineering or environmental science after graduation.

Most high schools also had to adapt to the pandemic as they transitioned to virtual scholarship ceremonies. This allowed local Gershow managers to record congratulatory messages for the recipients that could be viewed online.

This year’s recipients were Audrey Barry (Bellport High School), Nolan Kata (Bay Shore High School), Aden Hunter (Lindenhurst High School), Byanca Caetano-Soares (Patchogue-Medford High School), Brandon Thomas (Valley Stream Central High School), Jaden McAleese (Freeport High School), Subhana Zafar (Walt Whitman High School), Mary Tsahas (Herricks High School), Leyal Hamdan (Longwood High School), Kylie Plitt (Riverhead High School), and Clenio Correia (Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School).

For the second year in a row, Gershow partnered with the Medford Chamber of Commerce to present the Gershow Recycling/Medford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. This year’s recipient was Adrian Rutkowski of Patchogue-Medford High School. This one-time award in the amount of $1,000 is presented to a Patchogue-Medford High School student who intends to continue studying environmental science, recycling or business.

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Local High School Robotics Teams

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in SBPLI’s Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. Eight high school robotics teams took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14, 2019: Half Hollow Hills, Hauppauge, Kings Park, North Shore, Patchogue-Medford, Plainview-Old Bethpage, Southold and Westhampton Beach. The teams thanked Gershow for its support.

Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Half Hollow Hills High School Robotics Team Coaches Yury Wolf-Sonkin and Michael Patrick and Team Member Dalton Asch.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Half Hollow Hills High School Robotics Team Coaches Yury Wolf-Sonkin and Michael Patrick and Team Member Dalton Asch.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Hauppauge High School Robotics Team Advisor Anthony Gibson, Team Presidents Daniel Panaro and Kassiem Jennings and Team Vice President Seamus Buckley.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Hauppauge High School Robotics Team Advisor Anthony Gibson, Team Presidents Daniel Panaro and Kassiem Jennings and Team Vice President Seamus Buckley.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Kings Park High School Robotics Team Coach Kevin Hutchins and Assistant Coach Sam Kruse.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Kings Park High School Robotics Team Coach Kevin Hutchins and Assistant Coach Sam Kruse.
North Shore High School Robotics Team Coach Steve Peroni, Team Members Louis Lavenda and Gavin Mason and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.
North Shore High School Robotics Team Coach Steve Peroni, Team Members Louis Lavenda and Gavin Mason and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.
Gershow Manager Jonathan and Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team Mentors Roger Arnoldi and Matt Boehm.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams and Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team Mentors Roger Arnoldi and Matt Boehm.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Plainview-Old Bethpage Robotics Team Parent Brian Sackstein, Safety Captain Brandon Sackstein and Team Member Arnav Surjan.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Plainview-Old Bethpage Robotics Team Parent Brian Sackstein, Safety Captain Brandon Sackstein and Team Member Arnav Surjan.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Southold High School Robotics Team Coach Bob Gammon and Mentors Tom Schade and Ken Tiu.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Southold High School Robotics Team Coach Bob Gammon and Mentors Tom Schade and Ken Tiu.
Westhampton Beach High School Robotics Team Coach Tony Kryl, his daughter Michelle Kryl and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.
Westhampton Beach High School Robotics Team Coach Tony Kryl, his daughter Michelle Kryl and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.

 

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

John Zaher (standing behind podium), Representative, Gershow Recycling, speaks during a press conference announcing the Town of Huntington’s anti-drunk and distracted driving campaign on December 16.
John Zaher (standing behind podium), Representative, Gershow Recycling, speaks during a press conference announcing the Town of Huntington’s anti-drunk and distracted driving campaign on December 16. Also pictured (left to right): Isai Fuentes, Program Specialist, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, New York State Office; Liisa Anderson, cousin of Karen Rodgers-Holden, who was killed by a drunk driver; William Holden, Ms. Rodgers-Holden’s husband; Joan Cergol, Councilwoman; Chad Lupinacci, Supervisor; Edmund J.W. Smyth and Mark Cuthbertson, Councilmen, Town of Huntington; and William Scrima, John Martins and Kevin Kumpfbeck, Officers, Suffolk County Police Department.

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.

John Zaher, Representative, Gershow Recycling, took part in a press conference that was held on December 16, along with local elected officials, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), law enforcement personnel and a local family who lost a loved one to a drunk driver. He thanked the Town and MADD for their public awareness efforts and noted that Gershow takes in thousands of vehicles that were involved in serious accidents each year, some of which were the result of drunk driving. “Gershow Recycling is proud to be part of this campaign, which shows the dangers of driving under the influence and distracted driving,” said Mr. Zaher.

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

Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of Fire Department of New York Rescue Squad 252.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of Fire Department of New York Rescue Squad 252.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue.
Eric Kugler (second from left) and Scott Kolesari (right), Managers, Gershow Recycling, pose with members of FDNY’s Rescue Company Number 2, who received five turkeys from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (second from left) and Scott Kolesari (right), Managers, Gershow Recycling, pose with members of FDNY’s Rescue Company Number 2, who received five turkeys from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue” and one of the turkeys the fire department received from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue” and one of the turkeys the fire department received from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of New York Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit Truck #7 and the 75th Precinct and one of the turkeys donated by Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of New York Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit Truck #7 and the 75th Precinct and one of the turkeys donated by Gershow.
Eric Kugler (third from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of the FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175, who received four turkeys from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (third from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of the FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175, who received four turkeys from Gershow.

On November 26, in celebration of Thanksgiving and in assisting the local community, Gershow Recycling purchased 50 turkeys that the company distributed to local law enforcement agencies and fire departments. The turkeys were then given out to local families in need. Those who received the turkeys included FDNY Rescue Squad 252, FDNY Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue, FDNY Rescue Company Number 2, FDNY Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue,” NYPD Emergency Services Unit Truck #7, FDNY Engine 332/Ladder 175; NYPD 75th Precinct and NYPD 73rd Precinct.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School Graduating Senior Tiandra Browne

Pictured are Tiandra Browne (left), a member of Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School’s Class of 2019, and Eric Kugler (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling. Ms. Browne 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 Herricks High School Graduating Senior Simon Liu

Pictured are John Conroy (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Simon Liu (right), a member of Herricks High School’s Class of 2019. Mr. Liu 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 Freeport High School Graduating Senior Leah Hochman

Pictured are Peter O’Donovan (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Leah Hochman (right), a member of Freeport High School’s Class of 2019. Ms. Hochman 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 Valley Stream High School Graduating Senior Nader Ahmed

Pictured are Nader Ahmed (left), a member of Valley Stream Central High School’s Class of 2019, and Peter O’Donovan (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling. Mr. Ahmed 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.