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Monday, March 26, 2018
The Village of Hempstead Empire State Poverty Reduction (ESPRI), today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Implementation of Phase II of the Village of Hempstead ESPRI for 2018-2019. ESPRI offers community members in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead the opportunity to work together to develop and execute a plan to reduce the number of village households residing in poverty. Toward this end, ESPRI will award funding to projects that will provide supportive services for long term stability and success to improve the collective condition of residents living in financial hardship....
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Village of Hempstead and United Way of Long Island jointly announced today the completion of Phase I of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). Hempstead Village is one of 16 communities in New York State chosen to be part of the ESPRI program. The completion of Phase I will soon be followed by the launch of Phase II that will ultimately award more than $1 million in ESPRI funding around the Village.  The ESPRI initiative empowers community members to work together in an effort to reduce the number of households residing in poverty and increase the...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Watch Project Warmth Night VideoView additional photos from Project Warmth NightListen to Island Outlook interview about Project WarmthWatch National Anthem Performance United Way of Long Island partnered with the Long Island Nets on Friday, February 23 to host Project Warmth Night during the Long Island Nets home game at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This special event raised awareness about the essential program for Long Islanders in need, and recognized the key funding partners who support it including the National Grid Foundation, National Grid, IBEW Local 1049...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $110,000 grant from the National Grid Foundation, providing Long Islanders with the means to keep their homes warm in the winter months. This grant supports Project Warmth, Long Island’s only non-government, Island-wide emergency heating fund available all winter as a safety net for individuals and families who are facing energy insecurity and are unable to pay their heating bill, many of whom have already exhausted all other options for assistance by this point. “The beauty of Project Warmth is that it’s helping families who have just hit a few...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
No matter the time of day or night – parents, seniors, veterans, caregivers, or anyone in need of assistance can dial 2-1-1 and be directed to the resources they need. February 11 is 2-1-1 Day, a reminder that help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 Long Island is a partnership between United Way of Long Island and Middle Country Public Library. The Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists who connect callers to critical resources such as shelter, food or utilities, as well as non-emergency services including job training, counseling, and...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
United Way of Long Island recently elected Merrick resident Richard M. Kessel to its Board of Directors. Kessel currently serves as President of East Coast Progressive Energy Solutions. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority, the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, from October 2008 to September 2011. “I have dedicated my life to economic development, and energy initiatives, two areas that United Way of Long Island has immense expertise in as they work to better the lives of Long Islanders in need,” said Kessel. “It is an honor...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
United Way of Long Island recently elected Westbury resident Daniel Eichhorn to its Board of Directors. Eichhorn was recently appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of PSEG Long Island, where he has worked for 25 years. Previously, Eichhorn served as PSEG Long Island’s Vice President – Customer Services where he was responsible for customer satisfaction, marketing and marketing strategy, customer contact and solar and energy efficiency programs. “PSEG Long Island has a very close relationship with United Way of Long Island, and I am proud to continue that relationship by serving on...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Named National Grand Winner by U.S. Department of Energy for Third Consecutive Year for Its Innovation in Building High-Performance, Healthy, Attainable Homes  November 13, 2017 (Deer Park, NY) – For the third year in a row, United Way of Long Island’s Housing Development Corp. has been recognized as one of the nation’s top builders, being named Grand Winner in the Affordable Home category from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its Housing Innovation Awards. The Awards recognize forward-thinking builders across the country who lead the evolution in the housing industry toward zero...
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...

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