For more than 49 years, The United Way of Long Island has improved the lives of children, youth and struggling families by creating solutions for such issues as a lack of education, housing, healthcare, financial stability, stable employment and more. The State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) is managed locally by United Way of Long Island.
NBC News and United Way of New York City launched a "Digital Donation Drive" to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Modeled like a wedding registry, and in partnership with Amazon.com, select United Ways including United way of Long Island, registered for goods that were requested by community partners. The program highlighted how devastated communities continue to need support. Desperately needed goods like tools, space heaters, bedding and school supplies were purchased to help families repair the damage, replace what was lost and return to a sense of normalcy. NBC Today Gives Hope Report »
Long Island SEFA Charities directly involved with Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery: