Collects 14,940 Pounds of Scrap; Proceeds to Support Cleanup of Tesla Science Center Property
Gershow Recycling sponsored and took part in “Metal for Tesla,” a scrap metal fundraising event, which was held at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) in Shoreham on March 20. As part of the fundraiser, Gershow provided the use of a container and collected 14,940 pounds of scrap metal, which wound up being recycled and kept out of landfills. Through the fundraiser and donations made by Gershow, $2,104 was raised to support the organization. Proceeds will go to support renovations at Wardenclyffe. In addition to its sponsorship and participation, Gershow handed out recycling educational activity books to children in attendance, as well as magnets, so participants could tell if metal is ferrous (such as iron or steel) or nonferrous (such as aluminum, brass or copper).
Since 2013, Gershow has provided scrap metal containers for the TSCW as part of its efforts to help the non-profit organization fund the renovation of Wardenclyffe, which is the site of the only remaining laboratory of the famous inventor, Nikola Tesla. Plans for the property include a Tesla museum, an Education and Visitor Center with space to host community workshops and an innovation center for startup companies to help launch their businesses.