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Thursday, February 2, 2012
United Way of Long Island officially opened its Project Warmth Emergency Fuel Fund last month for the winter season.  However, the organization has taken additional measures with the hope of keeping the program open for the entire heating season.Over the past two winters, Project Warmth received more requests for assistance than any time during its history, forcing the program to prematurely close during the height of both winters.  In fact, last February, United Way of Long Island received upwards of 150 calls daily for Project Warmth assistance.  In December 2011, 48.3% of all incoming...
Friday, January 27, 2012
Quinn & Feiner Service Company, an HVAC installation and service company has employed YouthBuild's 2010 Graduate, Jason Carr of Central Islip. QFS has mentored and trained Carr for a mechanic's position working on building and servicing high-efficiency systems such as heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. "As every employer knows, performing well in any position requires specific knowledge, skill-set and life skills which speak to the importance of self-dicipline and responsibility," siad QFS Chief Engineer Ted Beir. "The YouthBuild program is an outstanding opportunity for...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
United Way of Long Island announces the following appointments to its Board of Directors:Gloria E. Gargano, Field Sales Specialist for Small Business of CNA Financial Corporation in Melville, has 30 years experience as Field Representative and Sales Manager for CNA Insurance in the Long Island territory. CNA is the 7th largest U.S. commercial lines insurer and the 13th largest U.S. property and casualty insurer. Prior to her career at CNA Insurance, Gargano worked with Parola, Feuerstein & Gross, Esq. a law firm specializing in matrimonial, real estate and criminal law. She currently...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The United States Tennis Association of Eastern Long Island (USTA) recently teamed up with United Way of Long Island to hold its first Corporate Tennis Challenge Fundraiser at the Port Washington Tennis Academy.   The event raised $2,500 to benefit United Way’s Military Family Assistance Project, which supports programs that serve Long Island military, reservist and National Guard personnel active in Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and their families. The contribution will provide rehabilitative and recreational tennis programs for returning military...
Monday, January 9, 2012
Critical service back on-line in time to field Project Warmth emergency heating assistance requestsUnited Way of Long Island has secured funding to re-open the 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center, thanks in part to a $60,000 grant from the Pritchard Charitable Trust.  The Center – part of the 2-1-1 Long Island health and human service telephone and internet service for the Long Island region – re-opened on December 1.  The 2-1-1 Call Center now operates from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, and is reached by calling 2-1-1 or toll free, 1.888.774.7633.  Additionally, Long Islanders needing...
Friday, January 6, 2012
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., one of the nation’s leading distributors of metalworking and industrial supplies, contributed $20,000 in support of United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island initiative. MSC associates have also welcomed YouthBuild students to their corporate headquarters in Melville, helping the students to learn about the history of the company, customer relations, distributing, marketing, advertising, human resources and more. “MSC Industrial Supply Co. is proud to support Youth Build Long Island,” said Alessandra Cavalluzzi, Senior Manager of Community Relations, MSC. “This...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
United Way of Long Island was a proud supporter of Brea Alexis Baker’s “Packed to Empower” event held in December at Dodd Middle School in Freeport to stuff backpacks for young girls who are living in poverty in Freeport and abroad. Baker, a senior at Freeport High School, formed the Head to Toe Foundation in 8th grade when she first developed the idea to distribute backpacks. Partnering with the Women’s Fund of Long Island, United Way provided a $2,000 community service scholarship to Baker, recipient of the 2011 Shapiro-McCormick Young Women’s Leader Award from the Fund. United Way was...

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