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Friday, October 6, 2017
Smithtown High School East student volunteers, Smithtown Central School District administrators and Board of Education members, representatives of the United Way of Long Island, representatives of the United Veterans Beacon House and members of the Martella family gathered at Smithtown High School East on Sept. 26 to kickoff the combined efforts to honor the memory of former Smithtown Central School District Board of Education member Scott Martella. Smithtown High School East students will organize a yearlong community service project to directly benefit United States veterans. Five Smithtown...
Monday, October 2, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of its 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. This year's winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories (Affordable Homes, Multi-Family Homes, Production Homes, Custom Homes (Buyers), and Custom Homes (Spec)) and 24 builders from across the country.   Grand Winners for each category are selected by a distinguished group of national experts and will be announced at the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's High Performance Home...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
On September 18, the Long Island Insurance Company (LIIC) held its annual Gala at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage raising $212,000 for United Way of Long Island and other deserving causes. More than 350 LIIC members joined together for the cause, participating in the evenings fundraising efforts in support of neighbors in need. The LIIC gala annually honors industry and business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the community that has improved the quality of life for their neighbors. This year’s honoree was Jericho’s Peter N. Resnick, President of Interboro Insurance Co. in...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 (Deer Park, NY) – September is National Preparedness Month, and in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well the approaching Hurricane Jose, the importance of being ready before a disaster is gaining national attention. Since its launch in 2016, BeReadyLI.org, a collaboration between United Way of Long Island, PSEG Foundation, PSEG Long Island and 2-1-1 Long Island, has worked to help Long Islanders prepare before, during and after disasters by encouraging families to take simple steps that help ensure their safety. In an effort to...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
“Everyone Deserves to Live in a Healthy Home.” This is the awareness message that United Way of Long Island is bringing to the attention of local residents and their families through its Healthy Homes Long Island initiative. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 30 million homes across the country have indoor environmental hazards, and 6 million homes have moderate to severe infrastructure problems. To help combat these issues on Long Island, National Grid, in support of United Way’s campaign, has donated a working vehicle to the organization’s Award-Winning...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Leading accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is proud to support United Way of Long Island’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign this year.      The Stuff-A-Bus program was developed with a mission to provide children from low-income families with new school supplies to help prepare them for their academic studies. As part of Baker Tilly’s donation, team members also volunteered at United Way’s Deer Park office location on September 1 to fill new backpacks with lunch boxes, notebooks, pencils, crayons and scissors. The supplies will be delivered to schools within seven...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Village of Hempstead is one of 16 communities in New York State chosen to be part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). This initiative empowers community members to work together in an effort to reduce the number of households residing in poverty and increase the number of households with earned income above poverty. As an information portal for residents and to encourage community leaders to get involved, the Village has launched www.VillageofHempsteadESPRI.org. ESPRI’s main goal is to promote community-led change through a task force consisting...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Switching Gears’ Program Gives Responsible Youth the Keys to Success August 16, 2017 (Deer Park, NY) – United Way of Long Island through its ‘Switching Gears’ program, has provided a recent YouthBuild Long Island graduate Christopher with his own transportation. The program, funded by the generosity of the Island Outreach Foundation, enables students the opportunity to own an affordable and reliable pre-owned vehicle, at no cost.  Eligible students who meet specific criteria must write a one-page essay describing why they deserve to receive the vehicle, and their long-term plan to maintain...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medication through its free, easy to use prescription savings card United Way of Long Island announced that residents have saved $5 million on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. “People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island “That’s why we...
Friday, June 23, 2017
Annual stand up paddleboard & kayak race held in Riverhead to support local veterans Join United Way of Long Island on the Peconic River this summer for a chance to support Long Island veterans and the Long Island Aquarium. The day full of fun brings companies, organizations, families and friends together for the chance to race on the river by entering a four-person team in the annual Paddle Battle Long Island Team Challenge. Hosted by the East End Tourism Alliance, the Paddle Battle will be held on Saturday, July 29th at the town docks in Riverhead with proceeds from the Team Challenge...

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