In support of the local community, Gershow Recycling donated $1,050 to Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village as part of a demolition derby fundraiser that took place at Riverhead Raceway on July 15.
GKTW Village is an 89-acre nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Florida, that provides week-long, cost-free wish vacations to critically ill children and their families from around the world who want to visit Central Florida. Since 1986, the organization has welcomed more than 187,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries. The Village is made possible by the support of generous donors and community partners, as well as thousands of passionate volunteers who donate their time and talent making wishes come true.
The event was organized by Scott Schelin, the owner of North Fork Sanitation Inc. in Cutchogue. Mr. Schelin is a member of the Suffolk Masonic District, which is raising money for GKTW.
Gershow Recycling, a major sponsor of this event, has close ties to Mr. Schelin, who is one of Gershow’s customers and is a close friend of Joe Bertuccio, Gershow’s vice president of operations. Mr. Bertuccio owns a race car that competes at the racetrack.