La biblioteca pública de Brentwood asociado recientemente con el Departamento de policía del Condado de Suffolk para proporcionar programas para la juventud. Oficial de enlace de la comunidad Eiffel Ramirez se unieron a jóvenes locales para una sesión de juego adolescente después de la escuela. Inspirado por este evento, miembros de Uplift our Towns juntaron para la compra de un Playstation 4 y un par de juegos, y lo dono a la bibloteca.
Betsy Oms, Herbie Medina, Mariah López, Bobby Wimberly y Marcos Maldonado visitan la biblioteca pública de Brentwood para presentar el regalo para su centro de adolescentes.
Helping a Family in Need
We would like to thank everyone who helped us out during this past holiday season as we helped out a family in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We were able to provide them with many things that they needed as well as some gifts.
We thank everyone who donated and made it possible to brighten up their holidays.
Santa (Octavio Lomax) helps us deliver gifts to our adopted family.
Brentwood resident Octavio Lomax as Santa with members of Uplift, Herbie Medina, Candy Lopez-Medina, Leanna Reyes, Cynthia Cortes, and Joseph Atanasio.
Membros de Uplift disfrutando el desfile 49 de día de St. Patrick el 18 de marzo de 2017. Gracias a la Comisión de desfile de Brentwood para incluirnos.
Live in Peace Rally
On Monday April 10th Uplift participated in a peace rally in front of the Central Islip Federal Court Building.
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Congratulations to Uplifts own Bobby Wimberly who was honored by Legislator Monica Martinez on February 28th black history month celebration. It was awesome to see so many great leaders in our community get the recognition that they deserve. It is equally as nice to know that many of the leaders honored last night are young and have so much more left to give and achieve. Thank you to Kaliah D. Greene and Rodini Almonacy for all your hard work and dedication in our community. It was heartwarming to see them all get recognized in front of their proud families, specifically their children who look up to them all.
We did a quick clean up along the outside fence of the sump located between Compare Foods and Power Team Realty this past Saturday. Thank you to everyone who was able to help out.
We informed our County Legislator Monica Martinez about the possibility of getting the actual sump which is full of trash cleaned up. True to her word , she promised to forward the complaint to the appropriate department.
Going forward we want to see about getting a garbage can put in that corner.
Next spot will most likely be the wooded area at the corner of Third Ave and Stein Drive. We will definitely need more help for that so if you are interested in helping please reach out to us.
If you know of another area that needs some uplifting please let us know.
Uplift Brentwood Gaming Tournament
On Saturday, March 25th, our organization hosted its first Uplift Brentwood Video Game Championship, in partnership with the Brentwood Public Library. This event engaged over 50 local youth in the Brentwood community in a tournament-style competition. Thank you to all that helped us make our first youth video game tournament a success.
Thank you Edward Groce and PAL for providing transportation to the library for half the participants.
Thank you to Gio Mata and his church Ministerio Internacional Tabernáculo de Avivamiento, Inc. for providing the transportation back home for half the participants.
Thank you to Smiley Ny for providing the excellent music.
Thank you again Elizabeth Calderon and Macaroni Kid Bay Shore-Brentwood-Central Islip for your Snack donation.
Thank you Elton D George and BYA for helping with refreshments.
Thank you to UPPER KUTZ Barbershop for your generous donation.
Thank you to Anthony's Barbershop for your 2 haircut Vouchers donation.
Thank you to The Buzzz Haircutting Barbershop for your 5 haircut vouchers donation.
Thank you to Stony Brook University for the snacks donation and for the tremendous job your crew did setting up and distributing the snacks.
Thank you to The Oak Park PTA for your snack donation and information.
Thank you to Bayshore Shoprite for your snack donation.
Thank you to all our Uplift members for all the planning and work put in.