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Ronnie, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Ronnie 1st New York City Marathon Financial Services Ronnie is a member of this year’s Team Mission United, running and raising funds to support Long Island veterans in addition to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Due to the postponement of this year’s New York City Marathon, she will be participating in November’s virtual run hosted by United Way followed by running her first New York City…
Alma, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Alma 29th New York City Marathon Elementary School Principal After joining Team Mission United in 2019, Alma is returning this year to support veterans plus those most impacted by COVID-19. The postponement of the New York City Marathon, due to the pandemic, means that this November Alma will participate in the New York Road Runners’ Run for the Medal, a virtual marathon, and will complete her…
Ronnie, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Ronnie 1st New York City Marathon Financial Services Ronnie is a member of this year’s Team Mission United, running and raising funds to support Long Island veterans in addition to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Due to the postponement of this year’s New York City Marathon, she will be participating in November’s virtual run hosted by United Way followed by running her first New York City…
Alex, Team Mission United runner for veterans
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Alex 1st New York City Marathon Operations Specialist Despite the postponement of the New York City Marathon, Team Mission United runner Alex is committed to supporting struggling members of his community. In lieu of competing this November, Alex will be participating in the New York Road Runners’ Run for the Medal, a virtual marathon, all while continuing his fundraising efforts for those…
Friday, October 9, 2020
Chris  1st New York City Marathon  Operations Manager  As a member of United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, Chris - through running - is raising funds for local veterans as well as Long Islanders who are struggling due to the effects of COVID-19. This November he will participate in the New York Road Runners’ Run for the Medal, a virtual marathon, followed by competing in the 2021 New…
Iva, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Friday, October 9, 2020
Iva 4 Half-Marathons Completed, 1st New York City Marathon  People's United Bank  Iva is thrilled to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for local veterans and for those affected by COVID-19. Due to the postponement of this year’s New York City Marathon, Iva will be participating in November’s virtual run hosted by United Way followed by running the New York City…
Jen, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Jen 2nd New York City Marathon Teacher, Kings Park Central School District As a dedicated member of Team Mission United, Jen, who has already exceeded her fundraising efforts, will be participating not only in the virtual run hosted by United Way of Long Island in 2020, but also in the New York City Marathon set for 2021. Funds raised will support members of the Long Island community, including…
Monday, November 18, 2019
Denise Project Warmth Recipient Denise is a strong-willed, full-time working mom of three children... all live at home and all depend on her, which presents its own challenges. But six years ago tragedy struck when Denise’s house was significantly damaged in a fire, which left her and her family in a dire situation. She is still struggling to rebuild her life after this tragedy. More recently,…
Friday, October 18, 2019
La’Kasha Patricia Michels Memorial Scholarship RecipientYouthBuild Graduate La’Kasha is a career-focused, compassionate, patient and adaptable young woman. She entered YouthBuild Long Island to improve her education qualifications and career training. Currently, she has secured her TASC high school equivalency diploma and plans on attending college for a nursing degree.    The road has not been…
Friday, October 18, 2019
Tahjaray Patricia Michels Memorial Scholarship RecipientYouthBuild Graduate   Tahjaray is no stranger to challenges or adversities. She has faced several in her lifetime but always came out stronger than she was before. She moved from Virginia to New York to provide a better life for herself and her son.    The search for an improved quality of life led her to YouthBuild Long Island. Her goal was…