Help Us! Help Others!

At our annual picnic in September, as in years past, let us continue to help local families in need by supporting the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry of the First Presbyterian Church of Northport.

The local food pantries need our support this September as families seek assistance to meet their needs. You can help when you attend the R-UTN picnic by making a donation of non-perishable food items, paper or cleaning supplies, cash, Stop & Shop Gift Cards, or checks made out to the Ecumenical Lay Council. Remember, paper goods and personal hygiene supplies cannot be purchased with food stamps.

All donations will be brought to the Northport Presbyterian Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry. This organization helps those in need and does not discriminate for any reason. Let’s continue to do our part to prevent local hunger.

Northport Middle School Featured in Report on Toxic Schools.

On Tuesday, July 30, the Earth Law Center published the first draft of a policy report,  Toxic Schools: The Right to Environmental Health for Children in New York. The report focuses on three case studies — Bellport, Northport and Bethpage. It tells the story of the contaminants found in these schools and how the problems are being addressed by the respective districts.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to R-UTN member JOHN KOBEL for his hard work on behalf of the current and former students and staff of Northport Middle School. He has worked tirelessly to make everyone in the Northport – East Northport community aware of the ongoing problems at the school.

Please note that earlier today, when we posted the link to the report, we were unaware that it was only a draft and not for publication. The link has since been removed. When the final version of the report is ready for publication we will post a link on this webpage.

Aid to Families Displaced by Fire

Over 100 people lost their homes in the East Northport apartment complex fire on March 23. The fire left several families in our school district homeless and in need. Donations of gift cards – Visa, Master Card or Target cards are preferred – can be mailed or dropped off at the UTN office, 81 Larkfield Road, East Northport NY 11731. The UTN will be pass the gift cards to the families for the purchase of clothes, supplies, etc.  Donations in check form should be made out to the UTN and mailed to the Union office.

As posted earlier this week, the UTN is holding a fund raiser for these families this afternoon, beginning at 2:30 p.m., at The Lark on Larkfield Road.

UTN Fund Raiser

A recent apartment fire on Larkfield Road in East Northport left several families in our school district homeless and in need.  The UTN is sponsoring a fund raiser in support of these families.