Fiction Becomes Reality

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When Ocean Financial Credit Union chose the Mary Brennan INN to be a location in one of their commercials, they had no idea that real life would soon mimic TV.  The 30 second commercial featured a fictional volunteer at a soup kitchen, who went to the bank to get a loan to replace their broken stove. When Ocean Financial, and it’s Public Relations company, Austin & Williams were told that the actual stoves at the Mary Brennan INN were old and not completely functional, they stepped in to donate a brand new, custom built $8,450 stove to the soup kitchen. It is the first time the Mary Brennan INN has had a brand new piece of kitchen equipment, as most of the appliances have been donated gently used. “This shows the miracle of how generous Long Islanders can be,” said Jean Kelly, INN Executive Director. “For Ocean Financial to turn shooting a commercial here into making a donation that will change so many lives on a daily basis is amazing, and we are forever grateful for their generosity.”