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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
United Way of Long Island recently elected Richard (Rick) S. Hoagland to its Board of Directors. Hoagland serves as vice president of GEICO’s regional center in Woodbury which services more than 1.9 million New York insurance policies. Hoagland previously served in GEICO’s Buffalo, N.Y., regional center as vice president since 2013.  He joins the United Way board upon John Pham’s move to Virginia Beach to head GEICO operations there. “I am honored to join United Way of Long Island’s board representing GEICO,” said Hoagland.  “The relationship between these two organizations is filled with...
Sunday, September 25, 2016
From the Newsroom of U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer --  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.1 million in federal funding for United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program to help disadvantaged young adults earn degrees and build construction-related job experience. The funding is authorized by the Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program, aimed to support academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth. “This federal funding will help the United Way of Long Island continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity to earn...
Monday, September 19, 2016
United Way of Long Island and FamilyWize announced that local community members have saved $4,239,680 on prescription medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results were revealed in the annual Health Impact Report, a compendium of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country. Over 1,000 United Ways have collaborated with FamilyWize to help 9.6 million Americans save more than $1 billion, with an average savings of 40 percent since the partnership began. Key community highlights from...
Thursday, September 1, 2016
September 1, 2016 (Deer Park, NY) – September is National Preparedness Month and United Way, 2-1-1 Long Island and PSEG Long Island are recognizing the importance of being prepared and staying safe with the launch of BeReadyLI.org, a new online resource aimed at helping Long Island residents prepare before, during, and after disasters. Long Island has experienced a variety of disasters throughout the years – the Pine Barrens Blaze, the Blizzard of ’96, Hurricane Irene and most recently, Superstorm Sandy. The tragic aftermath of Superstorm Sandy highlighted the need for greater community...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The US Department of Energy has announced that United Way of Long Island has been awarded a 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the Affordable Category. Grand Winners in each category will be announced at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, September 27th at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas. “Housing Innovation Award winners such as United Way of Long Island are leading a major housing industry transformation to zero energy ready homes.  This level of performance is the home of the future because it improves the way Americans live by substantially...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
$164,324. That's how much staff at Brookhaven Lab raised for their neighbors in need during the most recent campaign for the United Way of Long Island, which ended earlier this year. The Lab's campaign captains and other participants gathered with Chair David Manning of the Stakeholder & Community Relations Office and Co-chairs Roy Lebel and Joyce Fortunato of the Quality Management Office on June 29 to recognize this effort with United Way of Long Island President & CEO Theresa Regnante and account executive Donna Horoski. Since January, contributions from the Lab's most recent...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
United Way of Long Island is proud to announce Yaphank resident Irene Morlock has joined the organization as manager of special events. Irene will be responsible for overseeing strategic fundraising plans and the execution of events throughout the year, as well as enhancing engagement experiences with donors and the public. Prior to her position at United Way of Long Island, Morlock served as an Assistant Director of Development at United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk for fourteen years. During that time, Morlock assisted with the planning and implementation of all campaigns, in addition to...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
(Originally appeared on VA Medical Center of Northport) Tennis programming for US veterans is underway at the VA Medical Center in Northport thanks to a partnership between private and government resources including help from the USTA Long Island Region, United Way of Long Island and Bethpage Park Tennis Center. The program is twofold. Several veterans are enjoying free tennis lessons at Bethpage Park Tennis Center, with transportation provided by the Veterans Administration. In addition, a USTA grant will renovate two tennis courts on the campus of the Northport VA Medical Center, next to...
Friday, July 22, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating   Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Limit these items from your diet and replace them with foods that are better for you!    Healthy Kids, Healthy Families United Way of Long Island is proud to partner with NBTY, a world leader in health and wellness. The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative aims to enrich the lives of families by promoting wellness through nutrition, education and healthy living.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are beneficial for your health. Keep an eye out for the following for your next grocery trip to add them to your daily intake: Beas (Pinto, Navy, Lima, Chickpeas, Lentils, Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Peas) Berries (Purple Grapes, Cranberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Cherries) Oats (Wheat Germ, Ground Flaxseed, Brown Rice, Barley) Wheat, Buckwheat, Rye, Millet, Amaranth, Quinoa, Kamut, Yellow Corn,...

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