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LONG ISLAND VETERANS WIN BIG AT BETS FOR VETS CASINO NIGHT

Transport Workers Union Local 252 host Casino Night in Hauppauge to support United Way of Long Island
United Way of Long Island is the “lucky” recipient of the annual Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 252 Bets For Vets Casino Night.  The event, held at IBEW Local 25 in Hauppauge, raised over $20,000 in support of veterans initiatives.
 
Proceeds benefit United Way of Long Island’s Mission United, which focuses on supporting veterans’ services including, introductory building science job training, vital case management services and emergency financial assistance for veterans and their families. The need is particularly significant, as there are more than 95,000 veterans living on Long Island.
 
“TWU Local 252 has been a strong advocate and supporter of Mission United, and we are grateful that they continue to find engaging ways to show their dedication to helping veterans,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island.
 
“This year’s Casino Night was a tremendous success due to the outpouring of support from TWU Local 252 members who attended and donated goods and services,” said Debra Hagan, President of TWU Local 252. “We are proud to make this contribution to our long-time partner knowing that the funds directly help our local heroes.” 
 
More than 300 attendees enjoyed an evening of fun and excitement. The Casino Night featured traditional games such as craps, roulette and blackjack, as well as a special ceremony honoring the veterans in attendance. An overflowing buffet of food and beverages was available, all generously donated by local restaurants and companies.
 
To learn more or support United Way of Long Island’s Mission United, visit www.unitedwayli.org/MissionUnited.
 
Photo 1 Caption: Theresa A. Regnante (far right), President & CEO of United Way of Long Island, is presented with a check for $20,160 from TWU Local 252’s President Debra Hagan and Veterans Committee Chairperson Luis Mercado. The funds were raised at TWU Local 252's Bets For Vets Casino Night on November 2, 2019.
 
Photo 2 Caption: U.S. military veterans who are members of TWU Local 252 gather for a special honoring during TWU Local 252’s Bets For Vets Casino Night.
 
About United Way of Long Island    
United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, financial stability and health.  We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.  LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change.  United Way of Long Island is part of a worldwide network spanning across 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. For more information about United Way of Long Island, please visit UnitedWayLI.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   
 
About Transport Workers Union Local 252
The Transport Workers Union of America was founded in 1934 as an industrial union dedicated to the promise that an organization built on trust and equality for all workers cannot be denied. Our motto is "United-Invincible."
 
TWU is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the worldwide International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). We are a trade union representing workers in Mass Transportation, Airline, Railroad, Utility, University, Municipalities, Service and allied industries. We currently represent over 3,700 members at N.I.C.E. Bus/Paratransit, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc./Suffolk Bus First Student, Guardian Bus Company and Baumann Bus. Our members are made up of transit operators, school bus drivers, van drivers, matrons, paratransit operators and mechanics.
 
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