Stories

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Rev. Eugene & Wife Sylvia WWII Veteran Rev. Eugene is an Army Air Corps.Veteran who dedicated his service to our country during WWII. Following his military service, he moved to New York with his uncle and became an ordained minister. Rev. Eugene worked for an optician in New York City, which is where he met his future wife, Sylvia. The couple married and moved to Long Island. It was in…
Monday, November 2, 2020
Kristi 3 Ironman Triathlons  11 Marathons Completed, 2nd New York City Marathon  Program Director  Kristi is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Kristi remained committed to fundraising for her community…
Ronnie, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Ronnie 1st New York City Marathon Financial Services Ronnie is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Ronnie remained committed to fundraising for her community during their time of need; she also participated…
Alma, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Alma 29th New York City Marathon Elementary School Principal Alma is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Alma remained committed to fundraising for her community during its time of need, and she also…
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 Alex is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in his community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Alex remained committed to fundraising while also participating in the virtual New York Road Runners’ Run…
Friday, October 9, 2020
Chris  1st New York City Marathon  Operations Manager  Chris is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in his community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Chris remained committed to fundraising for his community during its time of need, and he also…
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 grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Iva remained committed to fundraising for her community during their time of need…
Jen, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Jen 2nd New York City Marathon Teacher, Kings Park Central School District Jen is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Jen remained committed to fundraising for her community during their time of need; she…
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,…