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: 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: Teens Promise to Help Other Teens

With winter holidays  in full swing, many fundraisers and projects aim to help those in difficult situations. Ashley Kalb, age 14, and Morgan Mandel, age 13, of Dix Hills created a project geared specifically toward helping teens. “Over the holidays we have students contribute gift 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 …

First Aid Squad Looking for Volunteers

The Huntington Community First Aid Squad is looking for more volunteers. On Facebook Monday, it noted its the calls it had recently received, and wrote,“It’s a rainy day and we just had 2 ambulances at Huntington Hospital. As soon as one ambulance returned to headquarters, Read More …

Volunteers Wanted for Ultrasound Study

Northwell Health is looking for healthy subjects for  an ultrasound study in Manhasset. The purpose of the study is to determine whether ultrasounds affects the markers in a person’s blood that are related to overall health and well-being. Compensation will be provided. For more information, Read More …

Collecting for a Good Cause

Volunteers spread out to Stop & Shop stores around Huntington on Saturday to collect donations of nonperishable food items for Island Harvest. Stopping shoppers as they were entering stores, the volunteers asked them to drop off an item or two when they exited the stores. Read More …