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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
United Way of Long Island recently elected  Howard M. Dickstein to its Board of Directors. Dickstein currently serves as assistant vice president at GEICO in Woodbury, responsible for the region’s auto damage and personal injury protection claims operations.   “GEICO has a strong relationship with United Way of Long Island, supporting numerous initiatives through our workplace giving campaign for a number of years. I’m proud to represent GEICO on United Way’s Board of Directors, expanding my role in helping to better the lives of Long Islanders,” said Dickstein. “Howard will be a valuable...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
United Way of Long Island is proud to announce Nina Fenton has joined the organization as Chief Development Officer. Fenton is returning to United Way of Long Island, after serving as Vice President of Major Gifts. In her current role, she is responsible for providing comprehensive management for campaigns and individual gifts, cultivating all sources of revenue and working with high-end donors. Prior to her current position at United Way of Long Island, Fenton accumulated more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, public relations and special events, most recently as the...
Friday, June 22, 2018
June is National Healthy Homes Month According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, almost 6 million U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical infrastructure problems, and an estimated 30 million homes have indoor environmental hazards. United Way of Long Island is encouraging everyone to observe National Healthy Homes Month this June and recognize how the conditions of one’s home can affect their health, and the health of their family. “Everyone deserves to live in a healthy home, and it doesn’t have to be cost...
Friday, June 1, 2018
Long Island is an extremely vulnerable region – susceptible to natural disasters ranging from blizzards, to heatwaves, to hurricanes. Recognizing the importance of being prepared and staying safe, United Way, 2-1-1 Long Island and PSEG Long Island launched BeReadyLI.org, a comprehensive online resource aimed at helping residents prepare before, during and after disasters. Stemming from this initiative, the BeReady Children’s Workshop was developed. It is crucial that all family members, no matter their age, know how to be prepared in case of an emergency. This interactive curriculum on...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Honorees include Maria A. Grasso, Senior Executive Vice President & COO, Flushing Bank; Bethpage Federal Credit Union; and Long Island Contractors’ Association, Inc. May 15, 2018 (Deer Park, NY) -- United Way of Long Island honored organizations, individuals, and labor leaders at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  The fundraising event is supported by longtime Title Sponsor, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Raising $764,000 for United Way and it’s community impact partners, this luncheon is one of the largest yearly...
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Village of Hempstead Empire State Poverty Reduction (ESPRI), today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Implementation of Phase II of the Village of Hempstead ESPRI for 2018-2019. ESPRI offers community members in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead the opportunity to work together to develop and execute a plan to reduce the number of village households residing in poverty. Toward this end, ESPRI will award funding to projects that will provide supportive services for long term stability and success to improve the collective condition of residents living in financial hardship....
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Village of Hempstead and United Way of Long Island jointly announced today the completion of Phase I of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). Hempstead Village is one of 16 communities in New York State chosen to be part of the ESPRI program. The completion of Phase I will soon be followed by the launch of Phase II that will ultimately award more than $1 million in ESPRI funding around the Village.  The ESPRI initiative empowers community members to work together in an effort to reduce the number of households residing in poverty and increase the...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Watch Project Warmth Night VideoView additional photos from Project Warmth NightListen to Island Outlook interview about Project WarmthWatch National Anthem Performance United Way of Long Island partnered with the Long Island Nets on Friday, February 23 to host Project Warmth Night during the Long Island Nets home game at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This special event raised awareness about the essential program for Long Islanders in need, and recognized the key funding partners who support it including the National Grid Foundation, National Grid, IBEW Local 1049...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $110,000 grant from the National Grid Foundation, providing Long Islanders with the means to keep their homes warm in the winter months. This grant supports Project Warmth, Long Island’s only non-government, Island-wide emergency heating fund available all winter as a safety net for individuals and families who are facing energy insecurity and are unable to pay their heating bill, many of whom have already exhausted all other options for assistance by this point. “The beauty of Project Warmth is that it’s helping families who have just hit a few...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
No matter the time of day or night – parents, seniors, veterans, caregivers, or anyone in need of assistance can dial 2-1-1 and be directed to the resources they need. February 11 is 2-1-1 Day, a reminder that help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 Long Island is a partnership between United Way of Long Island and Middle Country Public Library. The Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists who connect callers to critical resources such as shelter, food or utilities, as well as non-emergency services including job training, counseling, and...

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