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Long Island Contractors’ Association Contributes $25,000 to Support Long Island Veterans

United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $25,000 contribution supporting United Way’s Mission United t-shirt campaign from Long Island Contractors’ Association (LICA). All funds raised from the sales of the t-shirts directly benefit veterans on Long Island. The sponsorship of the t-shirts was announced and recognized at LICA’s annual Golf Outing at the Huntington Crescent Club.

Mission United is a critical program supporting military veterans and their families as they transition home to civilian life focusing on employment services, education, financial services, health and housing support.

“There are more than 100,000 veterans living on Long Island, and this grant from Long Island Contractors’ Association allows us to continue providing crucial assistance to more of Long Island’s heroes,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “Every person who purchases and wears these shirts is showing their support for veterans, and helping us spread the word about the importance of Mission United.”

Marc Herbst, Executive Director of LICA and United Way of Long Island Board Member added, “Many members of LICA, or their loved ones, are veterans. We know the challenges that members of our armed forces face when they return home, and it is important that we do as much as we can to help those families who may be struggling. Mission United gives these families the assistance they need, and we are proud to support this initiative.”

More than 375 people attended the LICA Golf Outing event, which featured remarks from Regnante, U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient Fabrizio Bustos, Director of United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild program, and Oswaldo Perez, a former VetsBuild student.

To learn more about United Way of Long Island’s Mission United, visit http://www.unitedwayli.org/missionunited.   

Photo caption: VetsBuild Director Fabrizio Bustos, former VetsBuild student Oswaldo Perez and United Way of Long Island President and CEO Theresa A. Regnante receive a $25,000 sponsorship from Executive Director of LICA and United Way of Long Island Board Member Marc Herbst to support United Way’s Mission United initiative.