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Lindenhurst events for Sandy victims

Susan Bivona came back to her house on

Susan Bivona came back to her house on Bayview Avenue West in Lindenhurst to recover photo albums. Her home was torn apart during superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 1, 2012) Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Lindenhurst organizations are hosting a holiday toy drive and adopt-a-family event in the coming weeks for those impacted by superstorm Sandy.

Rob Byrne, who heads a Lindenhurst schools alumni group, and Jennifer Schmitt, who runs the Around Lindenhurst Facebook page, have teamed up for the event. Until Dec. 12, they will be accepting unwrapped toy donations at various locations in Lindenhurst. Individual families who need help can also be “adopted.”

To ask to be adopted or suggest a family that might need help, call 631-312-8408 or enter the family’s information online at

Anyone interested in adopting a family should check

A party where the families being adopted can pick up their gifts will be held Dec. 19 at the Fireman’s Pavilion, 100 Heling Blvd. The party will have food, music and Santa Claus.

Drop-off boxes are available at the following locations:

Active Physical Therapy, 481 W. Montauk Hwy.
County Tires, 301 Montauk Hwy.
Dr. Gary Cullin, 193 N. Wellwood Ave.
H2O Car Wash, 140 Sunrise Hwy.
Linden Florist, 211 S. Wellwood Ave.
Spoon Coffee House, 125 S. Wellwood Ave.
Village Florist, 421 W. Montauk Hwy.

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