Enterprise Partners Through United Way of Long Island to Perform Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day
Every year Enterprise Rent A Car conducts an annual giving campaign that donates well over $50,000 to United Way of Long Island. Besides their monetary generosity, Enterprise also volunteers on MLK National Day of Service. This year, a team of Enterprise volunteers went to the LIVOAD Volunteer Recovery Center to lend a hand. Volunteers assisted in painting, sorting donated school supplies, creating back packs and performing minor repairs and refurbishing. “The Enterprise team was tops--what a great way to bring volunteers in support of the disaster relief effort,” said Diana O’Neill, Executive Director of the Long Island Volunteer Center.
On December 12, 2012, the LIVOAD Volunteer Recovery Center (VRC) opened in the former corporate offices/warehouse donated by Sleepy's in Bethpage. Its purpose is to ensure a coordinated response by disaster volunteer groups serving communities across Long Island affected by Super Storm Sandy and to support the temporary office/warehousing needs of LIVOAD agencies (3-6 months). With support from the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island and the Hands-on Network, the Long Island Volunteer Center secured the space and has been providing logistics support for disaster volunteer groups and operation of the VRC while actively recruiting volunteers for muck outs and other needed functions.
About the United Way of Long Island
The United Way of Long Island improves lives by helping communities and neighbors with a range of issues including a lack of housing, health care, food, child care, education, financial stability, stable employment and more. The United Way funds over 120 community partners and invests in education to ensure children succeed in school and achieve their potential. We also help families become financially stable and independent and we ensure our communities have access to health care, food, and positive lifestyle choices.
For additional information about the Hurricane sandy Relief Fund please visit: http://www.unitedwayli.org/united-way-hurricane-sandy-recovery-fund