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Clothing Donations Arrive in Glen Cove

Bags were brought from the Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside, which couldn't hold them due to damage the building sustained.

Several Glen Cove EMS vehicles were among the city vehicles traveling to the South Shore Sunday, but they had a different purpose.

Volunteers went to the Friedberg Jewish Community Center to pick up bags of donated clothing from the site, one of many drop-off points in Nassau County. 

"Due to severe water damage sustained from the hurricane, repairs were needed throughout the building. To begin repairs the entire gym full of donated clothing had to be emptied out," said EMS chief Matt Venturino in an email.

Susan Berman, a coordinator at the Center, called Glen Cove Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos to offer the clothing to the city, Venturino said.

Glen Cove EMS and Glen Cove Housing Authority members loaded several hundred garbage bags full of winter jackets, clothing and footwear into a trailer and brought everything to the Housing Authority's facility at 140 Glen Cove Ave.

The donations will be sorted and distributed to less fortunate families in Glen Cove for the holidays, Venturino said.

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