Brave souls took the plunge — the 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, that is — to benefit the Maureen’s Haven homeless program in Southold on Saturday. A crowd of fearless plungers enjoyed the fun for a good cause at the Wharf House at Founders Landing.”
“We raised $5,000 and the funds, as always, will support the Maureen’s Haven program and day center operations,” said Tracey Lutz, executive director of the Maureen’s Haven outreach program.
Operating under the auspices of Peconic Community Council, Maureen’s Haven brings together an army of volunteers on the East End that provide food, warm shelter, and lunch to the homeless during the cold winter months, through April 1.
“The Plunge is a great way to raise awareness of our work with the homeless and enables people of all ages to join in supporting the cause. Individuals can pledge money to support a plunger at any level he or she chooses and plungers can have fun dressing up in costume and taking a
dip in solidarity with the homeless,” Lutz said.