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January 1st, 2014

Outreach Exceeds Expectations

Newburgth Officials joined some of the many volunteers preparing for the Dec. 21 Christmas outreach.
NEWBURGH - Community residents and local business people, elected officials and clergy, motorcycle clubs, film makers and the U.S. Army were among those who pitched in on Saturday, Dec. 21 to bring Christmas to local families. The goal was to try to reach out to those that generally get little or no support from other agencies or organizations. More than 300 families with 850 children registered to receive the ingredients for Christmas dinner, and toys, clothing or gift certificates. By the time the last pallet was emptied at the former Resnick’s Mattress Factory, 529 families with 973 children had received something to make their Christmas a little brighter.

We thank the following sponsors, including:
Gerald A Doering Foundation
Grace Community Church
Greater Newburgh Partnership
Giancarlo Lorusso,
Commodore Chocolates
Local Laborer’s Union 17
Street Assault & Motorcycle Dogs Clubs
Mi America Film Crew
Preferred Auto
La Amistad Bakery
Project “I Am”
Pastor Herman Hubbard
Antonio Vinciguerra
Price Chopper
Precision Vision
Chase Bank
Cosimos Restaurant Group
Mesh Realty
Enterprise Car Rental
Woodbury Commons
Mill Street Mattress
Payless Shoes
Judy Johnson; Escondito Tortillas; Stop & Shop; Bishop Eric H. Mead; Cornelia and Terence McManus

More than 90 volunteers worked countless hours to prepare for the event, including soldiers from the 222 Chemical Company, Brooklyn and 104th MP Battalion, Kingston. Many others assisted with distribution.

“It’s all about Newburgh helping Newburgh,” said Mayor Judy Kennedy. “I am so grateful to all those who helped make this a reality.”

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