Farmingville, NY - Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced the Brookhaven Town Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Coat Drive collected more than 3,000 coats, as well as many pairs of winter boots, hats, gloves and scarves. The items, generously donated by residents, have been distributed to shelters, churches and agencies in the Town. This year’s coat drive ran from January 12 through February 12.
Supervisor Romaine said, “When presented with an opportunity, Brookhaven residents always rise to the occasion to help those who are less fortunate. I want to thank them for their generous donations and I commend the Youth Bureau for all they do to make life better for so many people who are in need.”
“The colder temperatures can be dangerous, especially for seniors and children, if not dressed properly,” said Councilman Loguercio, the Town Board liaison to the Youth Bureau. “These donations make a big difference in the lives of so many less fortunate residents. I want to thank all the residents for their heartwarming donations and the Youth Bureau for making this year’s drive a tremendous success.”
Pictured left to right are Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Michael Loguercio, Housing and Human Services Commissioner Alison Karppi, and Youth Bureau New York State Clinical Psychiatric Social Workers Liz Derkevics and Amy Gironda.