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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has recognized Logan Eisenberg as the Citizen of the Month Award winner for the month of February.
Neuhaus selected Eisenberg, 11, for organizing “Operation SOCKS” last month, which collected 3,687 pairs of socks for residents at Helping Others Needing Our Resources (HONOR) homeless shelter in Middletown.
“Logan has inspired all of us with his compassion for the less fortunate,” Neuhaus said. “He has a big heart and what he has accomplished with “Operation SOCKS” is incredible. Logan should be commended for his efforts and for his commitment to Orange County and its residents. We are all proud of him and know that he has a bright future ahead of him.”
According to Eisenberg’s mother, Danielle, her son was inspired to start “Operation SOCKS” after seeing a homeless man at a Middletown gas station on a frigid morning in December. Logan asked his mother: “Where is his home?” She informed him that the man was homeless and told her son that he probably lived at HONOR.
A few weeks later, Eisenberg received $100 from his grandparents for Christmas. He asked his mother if he could donate the gift to HONOR, which provides individualized and integrated services to people who are combating chemical dependency, in need of transitional housing, or require crisis intervention. Instead, Danielle suggested to her son that he start a sock drive for HONOR. The family started an “Operation SOCKS” Facebook page and hoped to collect 3,000 pairs of socks.
Eisenberg plays percussion in the Monhagen Middle School’s jazz band and is a member of the school’s technology club and leadership team. His other interests include Taekwondo and playing video games. Mrs. Eisenberg said that in the near future Logan plans to volunteer at a local soup kitchen.
“We all consider ourselves fortunate to have met Logan and his family,” said HONOR’s Executive Director, Chris Molinelli. “He is an incredible young man and is filled with compassion and understanding well beyond his years. Logan’s efforts have touched the lives of so many in Orange County and we are ecstatic that the County Executive has recognized him for his efforts.”
Neuhaus introduced his Citizen of the Month Award, which acknowledges outstanding Orange County residents, in January of 2017. To nominate someone for the Citizen of the Month Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a letter to “Citizen of the Month” at 255-275 Main Street Goshen, N.Y. 10924. Be sure to include the nominee’s name, hometown, a list of their accomplishments, why you are nominating them and any other pertinent information. Nominees must be from Orange County.
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or email@example.com.