Serving Those Who Served Our Country
Mission United is a critical funding source for programs of United Way of Long Island supporting U.S. military veterans and their families on Long Island as they re-acclimate to civilian life. Mission United funding helps provide services and resources in job training, employment assistance and emergency financial aid.
Through Mission United, United Way is aligning existing services and creating solutions where there are gaps in support. The need for these services is particularly significant on Long Island as there are more than 95,000 veterans living in our communities.
Thanks to a generous contribution from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Mission United was able to assist 33 veterans affected by COVID 19-related unemployment with emergency food and rent arrears assistance.
VetsBuild, a signature program of United Way of Long Island's Mission United, is dedicated to the support of veterans and their families in our community. Many veterans on Long Island struggle to find a career path that will lead to financial independence. VetsBuild represents United Way of Long Island's commitment to addressing this problem by providing job training in the green energy construction field for our local heroes. View program details.
TEAM MISSION UNITED: TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United is an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. Learn About Team Mission United.
MISSION UNITED T-SHIRTS & BANDANAS
Be part of an extraordinary salute to the men and women living on Long Island who fought for our freedom. Proudly display your support for military families by wearing a Mission United t-shirt or bandana. Purchase apparel for you or your pet today.
VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILY ASSISTANCE:
SUPPORT MISSION UNITED
You can support local veterans in a variety of ways:
- Support Team Mission United in the TCS New York City Marathon
- Participate in the Mission United T-Shirt & Bandana Campaign
- Read Stories of Veterans impacted through Mission United
- Contribute to Mission United with a monetary gift
THANK YOU TO OUR MISSION UNITED SPONSORS:
Albanese Organization • Bank of America Charitable Foundation • Bethpage Federal Credit Union • The Bob Woodruff Foundation • Citi Ventures • Flushing Bank • GEICO • Knapp Swezey Foundation • The Lawrence Foundation • Long Island Contractors’ Association (LICA) • National Grid • NYSERDA • Mother Cabrini Health Foundation • MSC • Patchogue Community Foundation • People’s United Bank • United Veterans Beacon House