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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...
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...

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