FCS is honored to recognize Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork and its principals Alan and David Robinson for their exceptional contributions to the agency with our 2015 Community Service Award to be presented at the agency’s annual fundraising gala, “E Komo Mai o Hawaii”, Saturday, October 24th at the beautiful Navesink Country Club.
We first came to know Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork when, after Hurricane Sandy deposited five feet of water in the FCS Thrift Boutique on Branchport Avenue in Long Branch, David and Alan came to the rescue, donating the paint and supplies needed to restore and refurbish the shop which helped to expedite its reopening in February 2013. In the aftermath of Sandy, Woodhaven also donated nearly a dozen pallets of paper goods, which over the past two years has helped offset agency costs and provided our social workers, certified home health aides and nurses with supplies to take to many of our vulnerable clients.
In 2014, anticipating another cold and snowy winter, FCS approached Woodhaven for an estimate to replace the agency’s old and drafty, opaque, plastic windows. But once all 48 windows were
replaced, instead of a bill, David and Alan presented FCS with yet another gift—they replaced the windows free of charge. Because of their generosity, FCS was able to reallocate the portion of this year’s budget already earmarked for windows and use those monies to fund other pressing agency needs, including providing critical support for our 13 programs and services. Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork’s exceptional contribution now not only provides much needed warmth for the staff, volunteers and clients who use the building, but it has also significantly decreased utility costs during the harsh winter season. We are eternally grateful for David and Alan’s support and appreciate the professionalism and efficiency of the Woodhaven window installation crew. We will especially remember their generosity every winter as we watch snow fall from the shelter of 191 Bath Avenue.