Home For Heroes
Returning home from the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook was no simple task for Frank, a U.S. Army veteran. Frank suffered many years of health issues and after 22 surgeries, his right leg was amputated to save his life. Doctors expect Frank to be a permanent wheelchair user, and his home was not accessible. After getting construction quotes up to $20,000, Frank’s wife Claire reached out to United Way for assistance.
A New Beginning
Matt served 4.5 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class and worked as an Airfield Operations Technician. He found it very difficult to find a career post-military like the one he had in uniform. After 4 years of odd jobs to keep afloat, Matt found a job in the hospitality industry.
UNITED WAY RECEIVES HIGHEST RATINGS FROM NON-PROFIT EVALUATORS: CHARITY NAVIGATOR AND CANDID
United Way of Long Island has received the highest ratings from non-profit evaluators including Charity Navigator and Candid (formerly GuideStar). United Way has also earned Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level.
Each year, Charity Navigator evaluates more than 8,000 charities based on their financial performance, accountability, and transparency, making them the leading non-profit evaluator in America.
UNITED WAY NAMED A FINALIST IN THE 11th ANNUAL LONG ISLAND IMAGINE AWARDS
United Way of Long Island was named a Finalist in the Innovation category in the 11th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards.
United Way of Long Island is pleased to welcome a new Board Chair and new Board Members.
The new Board Chair for United Way of Long Island is Lynda Nicolino, Chief Legal Counsel of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Ms. Nicolino succeeds Alexander G. Bateman, Jr., Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., who served as chair for four years.
Aaron Choo, Vice President Gas Field Operations & Programs Downstate of National Grid will serve as Vice Chair Elect.
TEAM MISSION UNITED RUN THE TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
High Level Stakeholders Gathered in Support of Keeping Long Islanders Warm
United Way of Long Island hosted a special event for Project Warmth. This United Way emergency assistance program makes a significant difference for financially struggling individuals and families who are unable to pay their heating bill.