Kudos to local shoppers, Silver Barn Farms, the Juniper Park Civic Association for raising $3,600 for Hurricane Sandy relief that started in November and continued through the holidays. Silver Barn’s staff members, Sue and Hillary urged shoppers to donate change to the relief. It was the idea of Theresa Riley, board member of the JPCA who helps collect every year for needy families. This year with the help of Silver Barn president, Abie Gabor the fund drive was a huge success.

JPCA will present a $2,100 check to the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department thanks to the recommendation of Council Member Eric Ulrich. Silver Barn Farms presented $1,500 to the Woodhaven Sandy Relief Fund last month.