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Monday, August 24, 2015
United Way of Long Island has received a $50,000 grant award from New York Homes and Community Renewal to operate the Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE) Program. The funds may be used to pay for the cost of emergency repairs to eliminate hazardous conditions in homes owned by the elderly when the homeowners cannot afford to make the repairs in a timely fashion. To be eligible for assistance, homeowners must be 60 years of age or older and have a household income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income.  Funds must be used for one...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  On July 18, 2015 in Riverhead, NY, local corporations joined the 3rd annual Paddle Battle on the Peconic River to benefit United Way of Long Island’s Veterans Programs, including VetsBuild and the Military Family Emergency Assistance Fund.  The Paddle Battle Corporate Challenge invited corporations to participate in a recreational stand up paddle board and kayak race. The teams consisted of teams of four competitors who would transverse 2.5-miles in the amateur race, 5-miles in the competitive race and 12-miles in the elite class race. The winning team was determined by that which had the...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
  United Way of Long Island received a $60,000 Grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for the Bank of America Summer Youth Employment Program. Thirty-six youth (ages 15 – 21) will work in 16 non-profit agencies across communities in Nassau and Suffolk counties. (Front row, left to right) Patricia Rivers, Community Impact Program Associate for United Way of Long Island; Zobeida Carlina, Suffolk County Youth Bureau; Melanie Paez, Youth & Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay; Kathleen Kurtis, Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre; Pilar Bonilla, Hispanic Counseling Center...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    July 11, 2015 was an amazing day full of memorable events. United Way of Long Island joined with the Islip Arts Council as they presented their annual free concert in the park, “Honor Our Hometown Heroes.” The day began with thousands of people coming from all over, dignitaries, Long Island residents, veterans, and military families, to enjoy the sounds of the Long Island Philharmonic and colorful Fireworks by Grucci. Throughout the day people placed themselves in strategic locations within the vast openness of East Islip’s Heckscher State Park in order to best enjoy the day’s...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
   Celebrating the commencement of 40 young adults in YouthBuild Long Island On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 25 in Hauppauge, United Way of Long Island celebrated the Graduation Ceremony of 40 students from the YouthBuild program. Many of these students have overcome difficult challenges in their lives, and now as a result of the education and training they received, they are ready to embark on a new and successful life journey. A few highlights of the event included, a $200,000 Work Force Grant presentation from JPMorgan Chase & Co...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  Lake Grove Resident Steven Lipponer Joins United Way of Long Island’s Board of Directors United Way of Long Island recently elected Lake Grove resident Steven Lipponer to its Board of Directors. Lipponer has more than 25 years of experience working in the Financial Services industry. He currently serves as the Director of Citigroup in New York City, where he is responsible for all Performance Management activities for the company’s branded credit card business. He has been with Citigroup for over 10 years, serving in a variety of senior financial and strategic roles. Prior to joining Citi...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  United Way of Long Island has received a grant award of $200,000 from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to address the economic and social challenges affecting the youth and veterans on Long Island. The grant will help students enrolled in United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild & VetsBuild programs gain the skills they need to compete for jobs that can transform their lives and strengthen the Long Island economy. JPMorgan Chase’s grant also supports the Long Island Business Labor & Employment Council, an initiative run by the United Way that ensures vocational providers and employers are...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
 Thanks (more than) a MILLION!   Under the current leadership of John Pham, Regional Vice President of Region II and Board member of the United Way of Long Island, GEICO raised $1,825,000. Funds will support the United Way of Long Island and many local GEICO charities of choice. This record-breaking goal was made possible by the generous contributions of the GEICO Region II associates, many of whom are leadership givers, special events held year round and a 100% matching corporate gift from the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. GEICO is also a major sponsor of VetsBuild, YouthBuild, Project...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Organization Awards $47,500 to Support Local Veterans and Their Families Over The Past Five Years United Way of Long Island recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Hope For The Warriors® Critical Care Coordination Program. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. For the past five years, Hope For The Warriors® has partnered with United Way of Long Island’s Military Family Assistance Initiative/VetsBuild. In that time, the organization has...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  United Way of Long Island's First Long Island Business, Labor & Employment Council Career Fair was a huge success! There was over 40 employers on hand, holding on-site job interviews with over 100 job seekers from Nassau, and Suffolk Counties including Untied Way of Long Island's YouthBuild Long Island students. Fios1 News was also on hand to interview YouthBuild Graduate and Construction Instructor Gabriel Orengo as well as some of the YouthBuild Students that were on hand. This career fair was a result of the efforts of United Way of Long Island’s Business, Labor & Employment...

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