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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Company Joins Growing Number of Organizations Sending Staff to United Way of Long Island Operation Rebuild and Recovery Projects   Deer Park, July 9th, 2013.  As Operation Rebuild and Recovery continues, an increasing number of companies are answering the call and sending staff to devastated homes in towns such as Long Beach, Point Lookout, Freeport and Mastic Beach. On June 14th, 2013, New Empire Group, an insurance organization based in Long Beach, sent 20 people to a home badly damaged by the storm to remove damaged materials from the home and help prepare the home for rebuild. Working...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Company Joins Growing Number of Organizations Sending Staff to United Way of Long Island Operation Rebuild and Recovery Projects Deer Park, July 9th, 2013.  As Operation Rebuild and Recovery continues, an increasing number of companies are answering the call and sending staff to devastated homes in towns such as Long Beach, Point Lookout, Freeport and Mastic Beach. On June 14th, 2013, New Empire Group, an insurance organization based in Long Beach, sent 20 people to a home badly damaged by the storm to remove damaged materials from the home and help prepare the home for rebuild. Working...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Joins United Way of Long Island’s Operation Rebuild & Recovery Deer Park, NY, July 2nd 2013 – On June 12th & 13th United Way of Long Island welcomed employee volunteers from Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Valley Stream and Uniondale offices to Operation Rebuild & Recovery.  Staff members helped repair and restore the home of a Long Beach resident that was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Operation Rebuild and Recovery is a partnership of United Way of Long Island, the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island and the Long Island Volunteer Center under the umbrella of Long Island...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program has teamed up with Starbucks to create a food sharing program that will prevent discarded food from becoming environmental waste, while providing meals for hungry YouthBuild students.   The food sharing program will commence in conjunction with a new Starbucks' location opening in North Babylon on July 1st.  As the store prepares to open, the partnership is also organizing a day of Community Service. Through the Keep Islip Clean Adopt-A-Spot program, Starbucks and YouthBuild will kick off the partnership with a community beautification...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Gathering at Adventureland Thanks All for Their Hard Work Operation Rebuild and Recovery, the volunteer effort to re-build many of the more than 58,000 homes on Long Island damaged by Hurricane Sandy has been and will continue to be a long and arduous road.  Thanks to a collaboration between United Way of Long Island, Health & Welfare Council of Long Island, the Long Island Volunteer Center and the Long Term Recovery Group, a multitude of volunteer recovery and re-build projects are underway in such communities as Long Beach, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Mastic Beach and other areas affected...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Recovery through the Arts – Play It Forward to be held at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, July 13, 2013 On Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 8 P.M. the Islip Arts Council will present their annual free concert at Heckscher Park in East Islip, dedicated to our friends, neighbors and loved ones, who are still putting their lives back together from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The Islip Arts Council, in partnership with the United Way of Long Island, will donate a portion of the net proceeds from this event to help those individuals get through this life-changing episode. The concert is aptly...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Program to be Coordinated by United Way of Long Island, Suffolk County Youth Bureau and Nassau County Office of Youth Services Deer Park, NY, June 17th, 2013- The Long Island Summer Youth Employment Initiative, which targets 20 underserved youths (ages 15 - 21) during an 8-week period from June – August, will continue in 2013 thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The goal of the project is to place youths at local not-for-profit "agency host sites" that serve targeted communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties including Freeport, Long Beach, Valley Stream,...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Follow This Link to View the Story on the News 12 Long Island Website:     United Way of Long Island and its YouthBuild and VetsBuild programs have partnered with the MTV Networks Alternative Spring Break initiative to help a needy family affected by Hurricane Sandy. Dave and Ashley Juan were the recipients of the partnership.  Ashley Juan just delivered her second child last week and Dave is part owner of Unsound, a surf shop in Long Beach that is still closed as a result of the storm.  The Juan's have experienced a substantial loss of income as a result of Hurricane Sandy and are...
Monday, June 3, 2013
Bank of America wins one of United Way’s Highest National Honors: United Way Worldwide, recognized Bank of America with a Summit Award for Community Impact. The Summit Awards program is United Way’s highest national honor, recognizing corporations for outstanding employee and community engagement and measurable impact in the areas of Education, Income and Health.Bank of America and its employees raised more than $30.5 million through the United Way campaign in 2012 and have led the way in national financial stability work with United Way.  Locally, the workplace campaign raised $77,000 for...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Deer Park, NY, May 23rd, 2013- The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy compelled United Way of Long Island to form operation Rebuild and Recovery.  In partnership with the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island and the Long Island Volunteer Center, under the umbrella of Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LIVOAD) local companies are being asked to lend a helping hand and work with recovery/rebuild teams as volunteers. CD-adpaco the world's largest independent CFD-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services sent a team of volunteers to help...

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