Gershow Recycling Takes the Polar Plunge in Support of Special Olympics New York

Friday, November 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013 - Gershow Recycling ( will be “freezin’ for a reason” when they take part in the 4th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge on November 23 at noon at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. Gershow will also be one of the sponsors at the event.

The Polar Plunge is an annual event that helps raise money for special-needs athletes who take part in the Special Olympics New York. Sponsors and community members jump in the Long Island Sound during the cold months to show support for the organization. This year, Gershow is donating $500 to sponsor Lori Sindone, whose father, Louis, is a longtime Gershow employee. Lori has been competing in the Special Olympics for years.

Joe Bertuccio, Vice President, Gershow Recycling, has been raising money towards the Polar Plunge for a few years along with his daughter, Danielle Bertuccio Chasse, a teacher who works with special-needs children. This year, Ms. Bertuccio — along with Ms. Bertuccio’s nephews, Ray, Daniel and Chris Colon — will be taking the plunge.

Special Olympics New York is a nonprofit organization that has more than 60,000 athletes training and competing year-round in 22 Olympics-style sports. Athletes and their family members or caregivers are never charged to participate.

“We are very proud to support Special Olympics and the members of the Gershow family who are taking part in this special event,” says Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling. “Our involvement in the Polar Plunge is an example of our continuing support of charitable causes within the community.”

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


About Gershow Recycling

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.

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