Kenneth Lynn of Riverhead helping with the gift distribution on Dec. 15. He was one of more than 120 PSEG-LI employees who pitched in to make the holidays brighter for families in need. Courtesy photo.

Move over, Santa Claus! Three local residents were a part of a group of PSEG-Long Island employees to help fulfill the wish lists of 105 children in Suffolk as part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

Kenneth Lynn and Dan Gutiw of Riverhead and Rich Rohman of Wading River were three of more than 120 PSEG Long Island employees who volunteered on Dec. 15 to help load several hundred gifts, including bikes, tablets, video games and other toys, into the vehicles of families in need at the Salvation Army in Riverhead, according to a PSEG-LI press release.  

The gifts were purchased through money raised by the contributions of individual donors, companies and organizations. PSEG Long Island has distributed gifts to more than 1,200 families in their service area during the past eight years of the program, according to the press release.

Dan Gutiw of Riverhead, left, and Rich Rohman of Wading River helping with the gift distribution. Courtesy photo.

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: