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National Grid recently granted United Way of Long Island $125,000 for its signature programs including Project Warmth, VetsBuild and YouthBuild Long Island
National Grid is a longtime supporter of United Way of Long Island and continues to invest in the organization’s programs that promote education, job skills training and energy efficient housing.
United Way’s Project Warmth is Long Island’s only non-governmental emergency fuel fund, and is available during winter months as a safety net for individuals and families who are facing energy insecurity. Since its inception in 1994, Project Warmth has provided more than $10 million in emergency funding to more than 94,000 children and adults.
VetsBuild is a workforce development program of United Way of Long Island's Mission United, dedicated to providing job training in green construction, energy-efficient weatherization for veterans and their families. The program addresses the need for financial stability and long-term, stable careers for veterans.
YouthBuild, a signature program of United Way of Long Island, provides educational and career training for young adults, ages 16-24, to give them the technical and life skills needed to begin entry level jobs that will lead to mid-skills careers. YouthBuild alumni have gone on to succeed as ironworkers, electricians, nursing assistants, home health aides, licensed practical nurses and college graduates. 
The program was founded in 2009 serving the Wyandanch community and has since impacted more than 300 young adults to date. This year, YouthBuild has expanded to serve the Village of Hempstead, Brentwood, and Central Islip communities. 
To learn more about United Way of Long Island and its programs visit
Photo Caption: National Grid grants United Way of Long Island $125,000 for its signature programs including Project Warmth, VetsBuild and YouthBuild Long Island. Pictured far left and second from right: United Way of Long Island’s Craig Fligstein, Chief Development Officer and Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO along with (pictured second from left and far right) National Grid’s Robert DeMarinis, VP of Gas Operations and Keith Rooney, Director Customer & Community, Downstate New York.


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