Hometown Helper: David Obey, Family Service League

This week’s interview features Hometown Helper David Obey, who’s entering his 10th year of volunteering with Long Island’s Family Service League. The Project: There are two programs I volunteer for through Family Service League. One is working at The Community Thrift Shop, pricing donations. Family Read More …

Hometown Helper: Irene Sniffin, Huntington Historical Society

This week’s featured Hometown Helper is Irene Sniffin, a longtime Huntington Historical Society volunteer. The Project:  Irene began at the Huntington Historical Society manually indexing the Long Islander from 1839-1862, without any help from computers.  Irene has also assisted, and continues to assist, with genealogical research, cataloging, Read More …

Hometown Helpers: Kids Need More

As lifetime friends with a desire to unite their school communities through a common cause, Emily Sullivan (15, Half Hollow Hills West), Gianna Tantillo (15, Half Hollow Hills East) and Julia Johnson (15, St. Anthony’s High School), have collaborated their charitable efforts with Kids Need Read More …

Hometown Helpers: Mary Brenner, 94, Huntington Community First Aid Squad

To volunteer at all is a noble feat, to volunteer for over 40 years is extraordinary. Meet Mary Brenner, a 94-year-old woman who has volunteered with the Huntington Community First Aid Squad for the last 41 years. Brenner’s home life was immersed in volunteering before Read More …

Hometown Helpers: Janna Zilkha, Bottles for Buddies

This week’s Hometown Helper is Janna Zilkha, a 17-year-old student at Half Hollow Hills High School East who combines recycling with charity through her Bottles for Buddies program. The project: In 2013, I started a recycling program called “Bottles For Buddies”. The premise was simple: Read More …

Hometown Helpers: David Altman, The Huntington Townwide Fund

Meet David Altman, 53, the 2019 president of The Huntington Townwide Fund. The project: Started in 1961, The Huntington Townwide Fund was originally affiliated with United Way, which is a national organization. That affiliation ended at least 20 years ago, but the Fund continued on, the Read More …

Hometown Helpers: Chas Forte, Junior Firefighter

HuntingtonNow.com is taking a look at those who volunteer their time to make Huntington a better place to live. Name, age, and school: Chas Forte, 16, Huntington High School Organization: Halesite Fire Department The project: I am an ex-captain of the Halesite Fire Department junior firefighter Read More …

Hometown Helpers: Carol Pustay, Huntington Hospital

  Meet Carol Pustay, 72, of Huntington, who has logged over 4,000 volunteer hours at Huntington Hospital. Why did you choose this? How did you get started?: I started volunteering at Huntington Hospital before I retired. I had some time on my hands, my children Read More …