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United Way Announces 2012 Grant Recipients for Military Family Assistance Project

United Way of Long Island has awarded six grants to local nonprofit agencies serving Long Island’s military families, totaling $75,000 for the 2012 year. Grant recipients include Clubhouse of Suffolk/SC United Veterans, Family Service League, Hope for the Warriors, Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Transitional Services of New York for Long Island and United Veterans Beacon House.
Military Agencies
The grants are provided through United Way’s Military Family Assistance Project, which supports programs that serve Long Island military, reservist and National Guard personnel active in Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and their families. Funded programs provide the following: case management/service coordination to assist military personnel and their families to secure eligible services; emergency financial assistance for military personnel and their families; and employment and job training for returning military personnel.

A portion of the grants made available through the Project are generated by United Way of Long Island’s annual Operation LIVE UNITED effort, an island-wide tee shirt campaign observed on Flag Day and Veterans Day. More than 8,000 Long Islanders participated in the 2011 campaign to support military families by wearing the Operation LIVE UNITED tee shirt.

To learn more about United Way of Long Island’s Military Family Assistance Project, visit www.unitedwayli.org/income/militaryassistance.

PHOTO ID: Pictured are United Way of Long Island Military Family Assistance Project 2012 recipient agencies.