Helping Long Islanders coping with health and economic emergency
May 26, 2020 (Deer Park) – United Way of Long Island’s “UNITED TOGETHER: A Response Fund For COVID-19” recently launched with contributions from leading supporters including a $10,000 gift from Wells Fargo. The funding is enabling the not-for-profit to take immediate and continued action as well as act as a source of support to provide relief to thousands of Long Islanders in their time of need.
As many families are experiencing unexpected financial hardship, the Fund provides direct emergency financial assistance to help meet critical needs of food and household essentials.
“Due to the action from companies like Wells Fargo, we have already helped over 5,000 Long Islanders who have been unemployed or furloughed due to the effects of COVID-19,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. She added, “This generous contribution is ensuring that we can continue to help families, now and in the future, afford basic necessities while they are not receiving a paycheck.”
“New Yorkers are experiencing unprecedented challenges and hardships during this time and the UNITED TOGETHER Response Fund will assist those most in need,” said Michael Keenan, Wells Fargo's Greater Manhattan and Long Island Commercial Banking market executive. “We are pleased to support United Way of Long Island so that they can continue to provide critical programs and services in our communities.”
Interested philanthropic partners should contact United Way of Long Island’s President & CEO, Theresa Regnante at email@example.com or 631-940-3701, or Chief Development Officer, Craig Fligstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-940-3752.
Leading funders of UNITED TOGETHER: A Response Fund For COVID-19 include Bank of America, New York Jets, Rauch Foundation, National Grid, M&T Bank, The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation, PSEG Long Island, The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, MSC Industrial Supply Co., Northville Industries, RXR, People’s United Community Foundation, Esquire Bank, National Grid Foundation, The Randi & Clifford Lane Foundation, City National Bank, GEICO, Island Outreach Foundation, Wells Fargo, United Way Worldwide, TriState Capital Bank, CVS Health, Deloitte, Iroquois Gas Transmission System, King Kullen Grocery Co., Sunshine Foundation, UPS, CNA, Philadelphia Insurance, Utica National Insurance Group, Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, ACIT, Brookhaven National Lab/Brookhaven Science Associates, CHUBB, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, Long Island Federation of Labor, LECSA, New Empire Group, Ltd., Transervice Logistics Inc., and Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
To learn more about UNITED TOGETHER: A Response Fund For COVID-19, visit www.unitedwayli.org/unitedtogetherfund.
About United Way of Long Island
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change. United Way of Long Island is part of a worldwide network spanning across 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. For more information about United Way of Long Island, please visit UnitedWayLI.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment, and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,400 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2019 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.