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Monday, July 15, 2019
United Way of Long Island and partner Suffolk County Landbank held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 12 to celebrate the construction and soon-to-be sale of 23 Furman Avenue in East Patchogue. This formerly abandoned structure is now a state-of-the-art, healthy Smart Home and was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Energy as a 2019 Housing Innovation Award Winner.   Demonstrated by this fifth national award recognition, United Way’s work is pivotal in changing the landscape of home design and construction. For 20 years, the organization has built nearly 100 homes in Nassau and...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card United Way of Long Island announced today that Long Island residents have saved $9,000,000 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.   Through this partnership, United Way of Long Island has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped nearly 85,000 Nassau and Suffolk...
Saturday, June 01, 2019
Long Island can be an extremely vulnerable region – it is susceptible to natural disasters ranging from blizzards to heatwaves to hurricanes. June marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs through November 30. Recognizing the importance of being prepared and staying safe, United Way of Long Island, 2-1-1 Long Island and PSEG Long Island created BeReadyLI.org, a comprehensive online resource aimed at helping residents prepare before, during and after disasters.     BeReadyLI.org has worked to help tens of thousands of Long Islanders prepare before, during and after...
Friday, May 31, 2019
Available for Sale to First-Time Homebuyers - OPEN HOUSE JUNE 1st 12-3pm United Way of Long Island has partnered with the Suffolk County Landbank to transform a formerly abandoned structure into a state-of-the-art, healthy Smart Home for sale to the public. United Way’s work is pivotal in changing the landscape of home design and construction. For 20 years, the organization has built nearly 100 homes in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Within the past five years, the organization has tailored its focus to build high-performing, energy-efficient homes – addressing the need for healthy and...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a competitive $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The funding will be used to expand United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program into the Village of Hempstead, serving 70 young adults over the course of two years; recruitment will begin in June 2019. The funding was announced in February and awarded to 81 recipients across 32 states. This will be the fifth time United Way of Long Island has been awarded a U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grant; previous grants were received in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016, serving 280 young...
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Honorees include Robert Andrew Wild, Chairman, Garfunkel Wild P.C.; GEICO; and The Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties United Way of Long Island honored organizations, individuals and labor unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. This fundraiser is supported by generous sponsors, including Bethpage Federal Credit Union. This is the company’s tenth year as Title Sponsor.    The event raised an unprecedented amount of $816,000, making this luncheon one of the...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
New Programs to Benefit Brentwood, Central Islip, North Bellport and Wyandanch Communities  United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $300,000 Opportunity Youth Career Exploration and Access Project (OYCEA) grant from the New York State Department of Labor to develop and implement a workforce development program for opportunity youth. United Way of Long Island will apply the funds to provide assistance to approximately one hundred teens, aged 14-17, seeking to improve their academic and career prospects and develop supportive networks of trusted adults they can turn to for help or...
Friday, March 15, 2019
Long Island Imagine Awards Winners to Be Announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Crest Hollow Country Club The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event attracted over 400 attendees from the nonprofit and business communities and an even larger crowd is expected this year.    Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, April 30 2019. Nominated organizations, their constituents and the Long Island business...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Senator Kevin Thomas and Staff Join United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island   February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Chief of Staff Donna Nogid and District Office Director Mark Kennedy, for Senator Kevin Thomas, met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.    The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Senator Anna M. Kaplan Joins United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island  February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Senator Anna M. Kaplan met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.    The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week who connect callers to critical and...

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