Cops Who Care Give to Needy LI Families With Great Help from a Local Law Firm

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Finally news of relations between police and civilians come together for a great cause on Long Island. Needy families give thanks to the police officers involved with the "Cops Who Care" food drive held on December 23rd. Assisted by a local law firm to provide turkeys and hams to underprivileged families.

Presentation check - D/Lt. Bob Donohue and Trooper Dan O’Hair with 6 PCT. Police Explorers, Robert Dallas and Jenny Levine from Gacovino & Lake

The 2014 ‘Cops Who Care’ food giveaway was a partnership between the Police, Community & local businesses working together to help our community. The generosity of Gacovino & Lake Law Firm was responsible for the success of this year's event.

In light of the recent media attention on the strained relations between police and civilians, it was a wonderful scene on a cold and rainy day on December 23rd, 2014 that hundreds of families lined up at the SCPD Headquarters in Yaphank to accept goodwill at the 7th Annual "Cops Who Care" Food Drive. A diversity of families came from as far as west Nassau to seek help. The Suffolk County Police and the New York State Police departments teamed up once again to help feed needy families during the holiday season by giving free hams and turkeys. D/Lt. Bob Donohue from Suffolk County Police stated, “The 2014 ‘Cops Who Care’ food giveaway was a partnership between the Police, Community, and local businesses working together to help our community. The generosity of Gacovino Lake & Associates Law Firm was responsible for the success of this year's event.”

The Sayville based law firm of Gacovino & Lake originally donated $4000 to purchase 200 turkeys for this years food drive, but then increased their donation with further funds by raising awareness via their social media outreach to Long Island communities two weeks prior to the event. The purpose was to build hunger awareness and help raise more funds for this cause. Gacovino & Lake decided to donate an additional dollar for every Facebook post like and share as well as for any new twitter follower and retweet. This extra effort on social media helped increase the donation by an additional $1390, making a total donation of $5,390.00 from the firm. Partner, Steve Gacovino proudly stated "Our firm not only wants to make a difference by giving back financially to the community we help serve, but also by spreading the word via our social media to Long Islanders that within our own communities there is a large number of people struggling to feed their families. We have plans to continue working together with the police departments to help support this cause further this year."

This food drive raised local attention with Channel 12 news present. This has proven that on Long Island there is still a great mutual respect between police officers and civilians which was clearly shown from the outpour of gratefulness from the community accepting help from these cops who truly do care.

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