Construction for a Cause: Breaking Ground During Women’s History Month


Women are being celebrated worldwide during Women’s History Month. Right here on Long Island, Gina Centauro, co-owner of Truly Unique Designs and co-founder of the non-profit organization Rescuing Families, is improving the homes of people with disabilities, veterans, and financial struggles.

She provides free labor to renovate and remodel homes and raises money for materials and resources through donations and sponsorships. She fully renovates homes and financially helps struggling families get back on track.

Having family members who are veterans and disabled, she know the daily struggles and hardships that they face. “We saw a need in our community, a need that wasn’t being addressed. Too many families have a disabled family member living in horrendous conditions. As contractors we had the ability to help so we are,” said Gina Centauro.

There are so many families that need help and Rescuing Families is looking to get as many people as they can on-board to help them with their mission and assist as many families as they can here on Long Island. They’re looking to move forward with their next family and a larger team of volunteers.

Some of the ways Rescuing Families raises money is through, BBQ’s, garage sales and comedy shows. If you would like to make a donation, you can drop items off at 1010 Lewiston Street Franklin Square between the hours of 10am-7pm 7 days a week. You’ll receive a receipt for your donation that you can add to your itemized donations during tax season. Also, checkout the Rescuing Family yard sales, where the entire family can find cool items while helping a worthy-cause April through November.

Don’t miss a Night of Laughter, Friday, March 22nd at the VFW in Franklin Square featuring Ellen Karis, John LoRocchia, Mike Calgano, and Stephen Parrillo. This event also includes food, drinks, and fabulous raffles including a cruise, TV, and 50/50. For only $20 you can enter to win a trip for two on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines!

Gina is sending a positive and powerful message and is inspiring and encouraging others to get involved and make a difference in the community. “Being able to make a beautiful space and restore the family’s home life and see the look on their faces when they see their home for the first time is priceless,” said Gina Centauro. For more information about Rescuing Families go to


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