SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers community showed its spirit of generosity last month with two same-day fundraisers to benefit the Herbert family, a local family who lost its father and husband in a January car crash.

First, Somers businesses and families came together for a fundraiser breakfast at the Somers Community Center to raise money for the family of Clint Herbert, a father of seven. Donna Martone, owner and manager of the community center, was instrumental in organizing the event, along with community center volunteers Francesca Boniello and Sara Steinberg. She said several  local business donated to the event and the raffle, including SO.CAP.USA, Michael Robert Salon, Starbucks in Carmel, Mamma Rosa Ristorante, Dollar Joe’s, Kiwi Country Day Camp and others. All of the food was donated by local families.

Later in the day, a pasta dinner was held at the Amawalk Firehouse. The event was sponsored by the Somers Lions Club, Somers Chamber of Commerce, Somers Cub Scout Packs 1 and 228 and the Somers Volunteer Fire Department. Villa Barone Hilltop Manor of Mahopac donated meatballs and pasta sauce, and several local delis and food purveyors provided the bread and salad for the event.

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Donations can also be made to Herbert family through the Lions Club directly at:

Photos by Gabrielle Bilik and Tabitha Pearson Marshall.