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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Every hour of every day, Long Islanders are seeking essential health and human services – from employment and financial needs to housing /food and disaster assistance. On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, United Way of Long Island (UWLI) joins a nationwide effort in recognition of 2-1-1 Day. 2-1-1 is one-stop shopping for Long Islanders in need of non-emergency assistance. As a free, information and referral service, 2-1-1 Long Island connects residents to an extensive network of resources through its Call Center or online at www.211LongIsland.org. Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of UWLI...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Click For More Photos Town of Babylon employees welcomed representatives from United Way of Long Island & its YouthBuild Long Island program at their annual holiday party. In 2014, the Employee Giving Campaign raised $5,000. Through this collective action, much is accomplished and lives are improved within the town and all across Long Island. Theresa A. Regnante, CEO and President of the United Way of Long Island, recognized Supervisor Schaffer and his campaign manager, Gerry Compitello, for their efforts. The Deer Park Marching Band and Choral Group provided the entertainment for the...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    Long Beach, NY – New Orleans Saint Quaterback, Drew Brees, his wife Brittany and their Brees Dream Foundation have provided a $200,000 grant to United Way of Long Island to support residential rebuilding efforts across the region for families still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Brees was inspired by the outpouring of generosity from Long Islanders after Hurricane Katrina flooded the City of New Orleans and was happy to return the kindness during Long Island’s time of need. “My wife Brittany and I are very proud to have the opportunity to assist the City of Long Beach as part of our...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
 Third Annual Awards Ceremony Slated for January 8, 2015 ATHENA International and KPMG, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, announced today the finalists for the third annual ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® honoring exemplary women leaders on Long Island.   Awards will be presented at a breakfast ceremony on January 8, 2015, at the Oheka Castle. The event will be hosted by KPMG and participating sponsors including, 1-800flowers.com, Adecco Group North America, Estee Lauder Companies, Farrell Fritz, The First National Bank of Long Island, Henry...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Stony Brook Cares SEFA United Way of Long Island Campaign Click Here to Download The Flyer:    Click Here to Download The Flyer:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
United Way of Long Island has been chosen as a 2014 Long Island Imagine Awards Finalist. Over 100 nonprofits submitted applications to win a $5,000 grant in each of five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Entrepreneurism, and Social Impact. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category was awarded the grant.  
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Supersorm Sandy 2 Years Later Coverage from Fios1 Long Island  video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Follow this link to read our Superstorm Sandy 2 Year Report In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the United Way of Long Island joined forces with the Long Island Voluntary Organization Active in Disasters (VOAD) to help thousands of people in need. Operation Recovery & Rebuild was quickly created to organize volunteers and organizations willing to extend a helping hand. Teams of people worked with disaster relief leaders to mobilize recovery efforts and to...
Friday, October 24, 2014
    United Way of Long Island Announces $1.45 Million in Federal and State Grants for YouthBuild Long Island   What:   United Way of Long Island receives grants that include: $1,100,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor; $300,000 from New York State Office of  Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA); $50,000 from New York State Department of Labor   When: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m.    Where:   YouthBuild Residential Project Site: 83 Commonwealth Drive (Updated)Wyandanch, NY 11798 Media Contact: Elaine Kaleta:631.940.3721 Elaine@unitedwayli....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
In an effort to help school children in need on Long Island, the United Way of Long Island (UWLI) has partnered with three Long Island bus transportation companies (Educational Bus Transportation, Suffolk Transportation Services, and Huntington Coach Corporation) to collect more than 70,000 school supplies from more than 50 companies on Long Island, to provide school supplies to more than 3,000 local children. Supplies were delivered to four school districts including the Town of Babylon, Town of Islip and the Town of Huntington. The school districts were chosen by the bus transportation...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Nearly twenty-one months after Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal communities in Long Island, the Brees Dream Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to the United Way of Long Island to support residential rebuilding efforts across the region for families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The United Way of Long Island has already allocated the grant to rebuild 20 homes. The selected households were identified in partnership with FEGS Health & Human Services, a not-for-profit organization, through the agency's Disaster Case Management program.More than a year and a half later, it's clear that...

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