On September 1, the first day of National Preparedness Month, United Way, 2-1-1 and PSEG Long Island joined together to officially launch BeReadyLI.org. This new online resource is aimed at helping Long Island residents prepare before, during, and after disasters. BeReadyLI was developed to enhance United Way’s 2-1-1 Long Island, a partnership with Middle Country Public Library, by helping to provide answers, services and relief.
As Tropical Storm Hermine headed straight up the East Coast towards Long Island, we were all reminded on how important it is to take all of the precautionary measures to keep our families safe in the event of an emergency.
Thank you to PSEG Long Island and the PSEG Foundation, especially Ellen Lambert and Chris Hahn for initiating BeReadyLI.org, this important collaboration will make an impact on Long Islanders. In attendance we were honored to host Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Board of Directors members David Daley, President and COO, PSEG Long Island and Don Daley Jr., Business Manager, IBEW Local 1049, AFL-CIO, PSEG Foundation team members Joanna Weissman, Marion O’Neill, and Peter Hornick, along with children from Long Island Head Start and Early Explorers who reveled in the company of PSEG educational partner Sesame Street's Grover.
Also in attendance were PSEG Long Island preparedness partners, including Gwen O'Shea, President and CEO of Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, Neela Lockel, MSW, CEO of American Red Cross on Long Island, and Randi Shubin-Dresner, President and CEO of Island Harvest.