Letter: Help Others With Fill a Box Campaign for Thanksgiving

The Rev. Kim Gambino writes about the Thanksgiving Fill-a-Box campaign at Helping Hand Rescue Mission and the many individuals, schools and organizations who help support the campaign. Read More …

Schools Working to Get Word Out About End of Universal Free Lunch Program

School districts around Huntington are working to get the word out to families that a federal universal free lunch program open to all students has ended. But families with financial need will be able to submit applications for free or reduced-price meals. “We are trying Read More …

Volunteers Ready Backpacks, Supplies for Students’ Return to School

Volunteers put together about 1,400 backpacks stuffed with school supplies Tuesday for students in need. Helping Hand Rescue Mission will hand them out to the students starting Wednesday. Students from pre-school to 12th grade will be able to pick up their designated backpacks through Friday, Read More …

Pipe Break Floods Dining Hall at Helping Hand Rescue Mission

The dining hall at Helping Hand Rescue Mission was severely damaged overnight when a water pipe burst in the severe cold and flooded the building, the Rev. Kim Gambino said Monday morning. “I woke up the sound of the water alarm in the dining room Read More …

Santa and Volunteers Deliver Christmas Gifts to Hundreds of Kids

Hundreds of children received gifts Saturday as volunteers handed them out packages at  Assembly of God in Huntington Station. Helping Hand Rescue Mission organized the donations, delivering gifts to more than 700 families who had registered in advance. Santa Claus helped welcome the children who Read More …

Helping Hand Seeking Thanksgiving Food Donations

Helping Hand Rescue Mission is looking to fill more boxes of Thanksgiving foods that will be distributed to families in need. The mission has listed foods it is requesting, from stuffing to tortillas, cans of corn, yams and rice and other items. It will add Read More …

Legislators Recognize 3 as Women of Distinction

Suffolk County legislators representing Huntington have named three residents as Women of Distinction. In the 18th District, Legislator William “Doc” Spencer honored the Rev. Kim Gambino for her work at Helping Hand Rescue Mission feeding, clothing and otherwise supporting families in need. Hundreds of families Read More …

Huntington Residents Prepare for Passover, Easter Celebrations

Helping Hand Rescue Mission and Huntington Assembly of God volunteers handed out hundreds of Easter baskets Saturday.  Meanwhile, Jewish residents were preparing for Passover, which will begin Saturday at sundown. Volunteers, including members of the Order of the Eastern Star, distributed baskets to families who Read More …

Letter: Champions Made Extra Effort to Help in Times of Need

As we approach the New Year many of us are ready to say good riddance to 2020, a year unlike any other. In spite of the bleakness of the situation, we have seen the best in our human spirit in unprecedented numbers. We recognize our Read More …

Scam Alerts on Charities, Covid-19 Vaccines

Medicare has issued an alert warning against several scams involving the Covid-19 vaccine. The federal agency covers the cost of the vaccine, warning recipients to never provide their Medicare card number. And never pay to join a list to get the vaccine, get early access Read More …

Good Deeds: Food Donations, Knitted Dolls, Toy Drive

Individuals and organizations have been working hard this year to help their fellow residents cope with the Covid-19 epidemic and the economic fallout. Here are just a few highlights of Huntington residents helping others. The Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter, with the help of Read More …

Library Collects Donations With Mitten Tree

The Huntington Public Library is inviting donations of new gloves, scarves and mittens. Donated items will be placed on its Mitten Tree and then handed over to Helping Hand Rescue Mission. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 20.  For more information, contact Adult Reference Services Read More …