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Mission United

Serving Those Who Served Our Country                                   

Mission United

Mission United is a 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 critical 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 there are more than 95,000 veterans living in our communities. 


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 to be held on November 1, 2020. We are currently seeking 15 runners to join Team Mission United in addition to sponsors. Join or support Team Mission United.

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


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:

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