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Meal Donation Calendar Established for McCarthy Family

Residents can donate dinners to the family of Ryan McCarthy, who was hit by a car on New Year's Eve.

Members within the West Islip community have created schedule to donate dinners to the McCarthy family, who are currently tending to their teenage son who was struck by a vehicle on New Year's eve.

The teen, identified in court documents as Ryan McCarthy, was hit by a car on Udall Road on the night of New Year's Eve. He remains in critical conidtion at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Three arrests have been made in connection to the crash.

To help the McCarthy family during this difficult time, a meal donation schedule has been organized online through CareCalendar.org, where individuals can register to cook dinner and drop off takeout on a particular night.

Though the calendar is currently filled through the end of the week, meals are still needed for the remainder of the month.

Those looking to donate a meal to the family can register by visiting CareCalendar.org and inputting the following information:

Calendar ID : 135696
Security Code: 5742

MrsPotatoHead January 16, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Ive been thinking about them all week and wanting to do something! Praying for the family and that Ryan makes a full recovery!
Pat Herve January 16, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Really?? With all the comings and goings of the family, do you think they have time to eat the meals that will be delivered? Would you eat the meals being brought over - from who knows who (strangers)? Dietary restrictions? If you would like to help, give them a few gift cards to local restaurants for take out - that will help more than a spoiled meal that will not be eaten. I do pray that Ryan makes a full recovery - and will be helping the family.
Kaitlyn Piccoli (Editor) January 16, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Hi Pat- To clarify, the calendar was created by family friends in response to the McCarthy family expressing need for meals. Any dietary restrictions that the family may have are listed in the calendar. Though I'm sure any help and especially gift cards for takeout would certainly be appreciated and used by the family, according to the admin of the calendar, the homemade meals are indeed being eaten.

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