Serving Those Who Served Our Country
Mission United is a critical program of United Way of Long Island that supports U.S. military veterans and their families on Long Island by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life. Mission United provides funding for services and resources in job training, employment assistance and emergency financial aid.
Through Mission United, United Way of Long Island 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 we have more than 95,000 veterans living in our communities.
Mission United T-Shirt & Bandana Campaign
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 Long Island military families by wearing a Mission United t-shirt or bandana in recognition of Veterans Day. Purchase apparel for you or your pet today.
Be Part of Mission United
Team Mission United: 2019 TCS New York City Marathon
United Way’s Team Mission United, now in its fourth year, is a dedicated group of seven premier and recreational runners who ran 26.2 miles, on November 3, 2019 for the more than 95,000 veterans and military families on Long Island. Meet the runners and support the team.
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.
Military Family & Veterans Assistance
Veterans and military families in need of assistance can access veteran support services and resources through 2-1-1 Long Island. Dial 2-1-1 (or 1-888-774-7633) 7 days a week 24 hours a day for assistance.
For Case Coordination and Emergency Aid - United Way of Long Island supports four community partners to help military personnel and veterans with case management services and emergency financial aid:
- Association of Mental Health & Wellness/Suffolk County United Veterans - 631.924.8088 x1503
- Family Service League/Armed Forces Relief and Welfare - 631.650.2182
- Mental Health Association of Nassau County/Vet2Vet - 516.489.2322 x1312
- United Veterans Beacon House - 631.665.1571
How You Can Support Mission United
You can support local veterans in a variety of ways:
- Support Team Mission United in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon
- Participate in the Mission United T-Shirt & Bandanna Campaign
- Read the success stories of veterans impacted through Mission United
- Contribute to Mission United with a monetary gift
- Learn about our Mission United community partners
Thank you to Mission United Sponsors:
Albanese Organization • Bank of America Charitable Foundation • Bethpage Federal Credit Union • Citi Ventures • Flushing Bank • GEICO • The Grainger Foundation • 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