Gershow Recycling Participates in Medford Earth Day Event
Donates $1,200 to Support Beautification Efforts
Jonathan Abrams (back row, fourth from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling Corp., is joined by elected officials, local Girl Scouts and residents and members of the Patchogue-Medford High School FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team at the Medford Earth Day event on April 22 at Medford Memorial Park. Also pictured (l-r): Michael A. Loguercio, Jr., Councilman, Town of Brookhaven; Bunnie Schiller, Event Organizer and Member, Medford Civic Association; Nerina Sperl, Treasurer, Medford Civic Association; Erinkelly Connell, Co-Leader, Girl Scout Troop #1030 and Member, Medford Chamber of Commerce; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator; Patrick Calarco, Legislator Calarco’s son; Tex Dennerheim, Co-Leader, Girl Scout Troop #1030 and Member, Medford Chamber of Commerce; and Danielle Paisley, Director, Patchogue-Medford Library. Standing behind Councilman Loguercio: Neil Foley, Councilman, Town of Brookhaven.
On April 22, Gershow Recycling sponsored and took part in the Medford Earth Day event at Medford Memorial Park. Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling, was on hand to give out magnets, hats, coloring books, newsletters and reusable tote bags and show children the different types of scrap metal that Gershow recycles. Approximately 150 people were in attendance.
Gershow donated $1,200 to sponsor the event. The funds benefitted the Medford Civic Association — one of the event’s co-hosts — and will be used for additional beautification projects in the community.
Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated to address growing concerns about the environment and how it can be protected. The event was hosted by the Office of Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco, the Medford Chamber of Commerce, the Medford Fire Department and the Office of Brookhaven Town Councilman Neil Foley.
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.