Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that the 2021 Brookhaven Town Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Coat Drive collected 1,006 coats and several pairs of winter gloves, hats and scarves. The items, generously donated by residents, have been distributed to several churches, shelters, youth agencies, families, and veterans in need. This year’s coat drive ran from January 4 to February 1. Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “The Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Program is continuing to help residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to thank all the residents who contributed to this year’s coat drive. You have truly made a difference in the lives of those in need in Brookhaven Town.” Councilman Michael Loguercio, the Town Board Liaison to the Youth Bureau said, “It is heartwarming to know how many people in Brookhaven Town are helped through the INTERFACE Program. Thank you to the Youth Bureau staff and all the generous residents whose kind-hearted donations will help keep Brookhaven residents in need warm this winter.” The Youth Bureau INTERFACE Program is a partnership between individuals, good corporate neighbors, and the Town of Brookhaven united in a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents. It provides goods and services to those in need and addresses social issues. For more information about the INTERFACE Program and Brookhaven Youth Bureau, please call 631-451-8011 or visit the Town website.