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About the Program

VetsBuild is a signature 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 in our community at no charge to the veteran. Many local veterans struggle with underemployment and finding a long-term career path that will lead to financial independence and stability. VetsBuild represents United Way of Long Island’s commitment to addressing the problem of veteran unemployment or underemployment by changing lives and building futures for our local heroes. Upon completion, certifications may be granted, as well as connections to employment or advanced training opportunities.

This job training program is free to veterans and is designed to help unemployed and underemployed veterans improve their employment prospects.
VetsBuild training opportunities form a solid foundation upon which a stable and healthy life can be built:
  • Training takes place at United Way’s E3 SmartBuild Training Center, a state-of-the art facility equipped with the latest technology and equipment, to provide VetsBuild students with hands-on experience.
  • The 3-week course includes 10-hour entry level OSHA certification training, basic training in building science principles and weatherization, along with resume assistance, social media use, and financial literacy instruction.
  • Case Management to assist military personnel and their families secure eligible services and Emergency Financial Assistance is available through United Way's Mission United partners.
 For information and to register call Deanna, VETSBUILD recruiter, at United Veterans Beacon House 631.665.1571 or email  

View photos from the 2019 VetsBuild Graduation


For More Information or to Enroll in an Upcoming Class Contact:

Elizabeth Eberhardt - Program Coordinator
819 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY 11729
Mobile: 631.940.3712
Deanna Dentici - Case Manager
United Veterans Beacon House
1715 Union Blvd, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Office: 631.665.1571

Media Coverage 

WLIW Feature on VetsBuild

Fios1 Feature on VetsBuild Graduation


Thank you to VetsBuild Inaugural Founding Partner: Bank of America

Thank you to VetsBuild Sponsors: AT&T, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Citi Ventures, Flushing Bank, NYSERDA, Prudential Insurance Company of America