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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...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $25,000 contribution supporting United Way’s Mission United t-shirt campaign from Long Island Contractors’ Association (LICA). All funds raised from the sales of the t-shirts directly benefit veterans on Long Island. The sponsorship of the t-shirts was announced and recognized at LICA’s annual Golf Outing at the Huntington Crescent Club. Mission United is a critical program supporting military veterans and their families as they transition home to civilian life focusing on employment services, education, financial services, health and housing...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
United Way of Long Island has officially launched “Healthy Homes Long Island,” an initiative focusing on building and retrofitting houses that are energy and water efficient, and create a healthy environment for their residents. As a key partner, TOTO USA will support these efforts by donating high-efficiency plumbing fixtures to United Way for installation in the affordable “green” homes that the organization is building for people with special needs, including veterans. To recognize this collaboration, TOTO invited United Way, along with its supporters and other leaders in the green-...
Saturday, May 13, 2017
United Way Raises Unprecented $670,000 at Annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon Honorees: Katherine Heaviside, President, Epoch 5 Public Relations; PSEG Long Island; Transport Workers Union 252 United Way of Long Island celebrated the dedication and support of individuals, organizations, corporations and labor unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on May 10. The fundraising event raised more than $670,000 and was supported by longtime Title Sponsor Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Hosted by Linda Armyn, senior vice president of...

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