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Cowboy Up For A Cure
Sunday February 8th, come on down to The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore to help Relay For Life cowboy up for a cure! From 12-6pm enjoy live bands, food, raffles and dance lessons by LI Boot Kickers! Located at 60 E. Main Street in Bay Shore. Call 631-969-9700 for more information!
Town of Brookhaven's Division of Women’s Services Presents Women’s Support Group
The Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Women’s Services will host a Women’s Support Group to allow women to come together and talk about various topics that are relevant to their lives today. The discussion group will meet on Tuesdays (February 10, 17, 24 and March 3 and 10) from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. The sessions are free for Town of Brookhaven residents and $25 for non-residents. For more information or to RSVP, call 631-698-2074. Go to www.brookhaven.org
Storm Preparation- Now
This is a reminder that now is the time to make preparations. Please visit www.Brookhaven.org to download the Town's Hurricane Preparedness Guide which contains important information that can help keep you and your family safe during a storm. The Town will continue to monitor the current weather conditions and post regular updates on their website.
The 451- TOWN (8696) Call Center- Now
The 451-TOWN (8696) Call Center operates Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They handle a wide range of constituent calls, including comments and requests for general information as well as specific questions about services such as garbage collection and recycling, public safety, code enforcement, street lighting, highway maintenance, parks, and Town events. For all information, call 451-TOWN (8696)
Patient Airlift Services (PALS) - Now
Patient Airlift Services also known as PALS is the only volunteer pilot organization in the tri-state area that helps families access treatment at distant facilities by arranging FREE flights in private aircraft. Pilots volunteer their time and pay for flight related expenses, to fly sick children and adults as well as Military personnel and their families all over the Northeastern U.S. This service is absolutely FREE and there is no limit to the amount of times you can request a flight. To qualify patients need to be ambulatory and have a financial need. To learn more or to see if you or a loved one qualifies call 631-NY4-PALS (694-7257) www.palservices.org
Check out P.S. I Adore You to help out children with cancer
Shop for a good cause at “P.S. I Adore You”. “P.S. I Adore You” offers you daily deals for fresh and fun products while raising funds for families fighting childhood cancer. When selecting an item for purchase you will be given the option to add a donation and vendors may choose to match your donation. Also a percentage of all proceeds from the site will go the families. Check out the website at www.psiadoreyou.com to help a family in need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island funds its charity by recycling used clothing. They’re asking companies like yours to hold an employee clothing drive on their behalf. For every 200 bags of donated clothing & household items, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is able to match a child with a Big Brother or Big Sister! To become involved contact Joanne Kassebaum at 631-234-0000 x115 or 631-774-5204. You can also reach her by email at email@example.com. Or visit www.bbbsli.org for more information.
CIVIL SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITUES
Suffolk’s Department of Human Resources and Civil Service administers competitive examinations for job titles in over 241 jurisdictions including the county, its 10 towns and its multitude of villages and school districts, along with fire, water and library special districts. To access a summary of upcoming examinations, please click on the following link http://apps.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/brief.pdf
Police Officer- April 1, 2015
Emergenct Medical Technician- Continuous
Support Suffolk’s Bravest
In mid-February, the Suffolk’s Bravest Facebook page recorded its 5,000th “Like”. Having a presence on social media provides a voice for Suffolk Emergency service volunteers who can recruit new volunteers through these outlets. Recruitment has exceeded expectations since involvement with social media. Like their Facebook page today and find out what volunteering can do for you @ www.facebook.com/SuffolksBravest
Feeding America is a United States-based non-profit organization consisting of a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations. With over 50 million Americans struggling with hunger, Feeding America is asking for your help. There are many ways to get involved. For more information please visit http://feedingamerica.org/get-involved.aspx.
Vets Build provides hands on training to veterans across Long Island. A new five week free career training resource is now available to all veterans. The training will help veterans find jobs in home construction and emerging green building industry. Classes are now in session! To sign up visit United Veterans Beacon House, 1715 Union Blvd. in Bay Shore or contact Tim Schere: 631-665-1571 Tim@UVBH.com Click on this link for more information http://www.unitedwayli.org/income/vetsbuild
Employment Opportunity For Veterans
CGI Group Inc. is hiring Disaster Recovery Administration Specialists to assist victims of Supers Storm Sandy in our area and they are looking for Veterans to fill these positions. These are temporary positions that could lead to full time employment. Click here for more information and to apply http://www.cgi.com/en/careers/working-at-cgi.
Water is Life
Water is Life is a non-for-profit organization bringing clean drinking water to third world countries. Now’s your chance to donate and help solve real problems! Be a part of the movement and help bring clean water to those in need. Visit www.waterislife.com to donate today.
Sound Beach Civic Association Scholarship Fundraiser
The Sound Beach Civic Association is preparing for an event that will set the stage for their scholarship fundraiser. They are looking for people to register for the community wide garage sales that are part of this. If you’d like to help, please contact Beatrice Ruberto via e-mail at Rubertob11789@aol.com or visit www.soundbeachcivic.org.
New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund
Since 1985, the New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund has distributed over $123 million to families of fallen New York City Police and Fire personnel. The goal is to raise enough funds to provide meaningful annual distributions to beneficiaries for the remainder of their lives. Let the families of our fallen first responders know you appreciate their sacrifice. For ways to volunteer and to get involved visit www.answerthecall.org
The Morgan Center
Thousands of pre-school aged children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, but only on Long Island do children dealing with such a grown up challenge get to attend pre-school in the safest space possible - The Morgan Center. If you know of someone who needs The Morgan Center, or if you would like to know more about the Morgan Center visit www.themorgancenter.org
Rock Can Roll
Rock CAN Roll, Inc., is a volunteer, 501c3, non-profit, hunger relief organization and think tank. We collect healthy & nutritious non-perishable food for distribution to local agencies and into the hands of children, seniors and families who live with hunger and in poverty. Get involved! Visit www.rockcanroll.org
Long Island Volunteer Center
Give the Gift of Yourself!
Volunteers are still needed to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Your fellow Long Islanders need your help, no special skills are needed. Training will be provided. If you are over the age of 18 and interested in making a difference, visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org or call 516-564-5482 to get involved.
Help make a difference and become a volunteer tutor. Literacy Suffolk is looking for volunteer tutors to train as certified literacy tutors and help Long Islanders who can’t read or write function normally in the society. To find out more, call (631) 286-1649 or visit http://literacysuffolk.com/?page_id=21
Contractors for Kids
Contractors for Kids helps families that are facing a financial crisis because of the illness of a child. If you’d like to help eliminate financial hardship in your community call (888) 208-KIDS or visit www.contractorsforkids.org
Be Careful when Donating! Check with the Better Business Bureau
Donating isn’t about simply sending a check. It’s about that positive feeling of giving back and becoming part of an important effort. I check my charities with the Better Business Bureau first because they accredit the ones that meet all of their 20 high standards. Check your charity at www.ny.give.org and Give With Trust.
American Red Cross
Every 9 minutes the Red Cross responds to disasters in local communities throughout the U.S. And behind each and every meal served, blanket given and counseling service provided is a Red Cross supporter like you who makes it possible. The Red Cross works 24 hours a day down the street and across the country. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you the Red Cross responds to over 70,000 disasters, almost 9 million blood products are distributed to patients in need across the country, and more then 4 million people learn fire safety, first aid, and other lifesaving skills. For more information, visit http://www.redcross.org/
Help Veterans Find Jobs
Are you an employer looking to hire Veterans? Are you a Veteran looking for a job. Visit www.100000jobsmission.com
Veterans can search for jobs, and Empolyers can be involved.
About the 100,000 Jobs Mission:
JPMorgan Chase and a number of leading U.S. companies launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission in March 2011 with a goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer. We owe our nation's veterans more than gratitude—we owe them the opportunity to lead successful lives following their service.
Free House Cleaning for Women with Cancer
Non profit organization called Cleaning for a Reason offers women with cancer FREE housecleanings while they are receiving treatment. For more information, visit www.cleaningforareason.org or call 631-696-1176.
The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning
The Department of Economic Devolopment & Planning is successful in communicating with partners, local citizens, and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to do business here in Suffolk County. An increasingly important component of their outreach efforts is the department’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. So please take a moment to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter if you haven’t done so already.Using social media to follow the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning will ensure that you are receiving the latest and most interesting information as it relates to business opportunities, grant availabilities, and local success stories of interest.
Help Veterans and Active Duty Military! Old Cell Phones Needed
The town of Brookhaven is collecting old cell phones for Troops overseas. Your old cell phone can help a soldier stay in touch with his family. To donate please contact John Rago the Veterans Service Officer for the Town of Brookhaven, 631-451-6574.
Give to the Vietnam Veterans Of America
Give your used kitchen ware, brick-a-brack, Small Furniture, Small Appliances, and other items especially clothing to the Vietnam Veterans of America. You may have already received a yellow bag in your mailbox. For more information call 631-582-0242 or visit www.wepickup.org
North Fork Alliance -A Drug Free Communities Coalition
Sometimes it's hard to make good decisions. We want to have fun, and fit in, but we don't want to disappoint our families, our friends or ourselves! There's a lot we're not sure about. But, here's something you can believe. Real friends like you for who you are...So, you don't need to drink to fit in!
For more information visit www.northforkalliance.org
USO Operation Care Package
Support our troops by creating a care package with the USO. For more information visit www.uso.org
Our Heroes Night Out
If you can bake or cook, sing or dance, or have an idea for assisting military veterans, contact Our Heroes Night Out. This organization provides homeless military veterans here on Long Island with evenings of entertainment and nights on the town. For more information visit http://www.mismatchtheclown.com/volunteering_homeless_veter.html
TAKE HEART SUFFOLK COUNTY INITIATIVE
Suffolk County and Take Heart America announced a county-wide initiative designed to increase sudden cardiac arrest survival rates. THA’s primary goal is to improve the overall survival rate from out-of-hospital SCA from 5% to 20%. They combine a variety of resuscitation innovations, each known to be effective separately, but when used together have proven to dramatically increase the odds of living and resuming a productive life. For more information: http://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/FireRescueandEmergencyServices/TakeHeart.aspx
Be Storm Ready
Long Island Power Authority(LIPA) would like to remind you that as the fall and winter months approach and storms begin to pick up, to always be prepared. Download LIPAS's app onto your mobile device or desktop, or sign up for LIPA's Text Messaging Service by texting "REG" to myLIPA(695472). For more information check out LIPA's website at http://lipower.org/stormcenter/.
Hunger in New York
One in eight households in New York State struggle with hunger. The House Majority Leadership is expected to introduce a bill that would strip $40 billion in funding from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), forcing millions of people off of the program. For more information, contact Michelle Golden at (518)436-8757 x 114 or visit www.hungersolutionsny.org.
Show Our Soliders You Care
Operation USO encourages you to send our overseas troops care packages as a way of saying 'thank you' and boosting the morale of our soliders. Operation USO offers packages containing prepaid phone cards, music downloads, sunblock and more! You can learn more about making a difference in a solider's day at http://www.uso.org/operation-uso-care-package.aspx.
Schedule Your Donation!
Vietnam Veterans of America wants to pick up your old, resuable household items and clothing. Kitchenware, radios, dishes, lamps, toys, jewelry and more is accepted. You can just place your bags anywhere that the driver can see them between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. To schedule your pick-up or for more information, call 631-582-0242 or visit http://wepickup.org/.
Aid Available to Pay for Heating Bill
As of November 18th, low-income homes can apply for up to $650, state assistance to pay for heating costs. You can apply online for New York State's Home Energy Assistance Program. Eligibility is based on income and household size. For more information, call the Nassau Department of Social Services at 516-227-7605 or the Suffolk Department of Social Services at 631-853-8820. Also visit, http://www.mybenefits.ny.gov.
Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Screening tests help find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer. This prevents the disease. Screening also can find this cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective. However, about one-third of adults aged 50 or older (about 22 million people)—the age group at greatest risk of developing colorectal cancer—have not been screened appropriately.
There are a ton of social networking websites but one stands apart because this one saves lives. Matchingdonors.com links organ donors with people in need of kidney and other transplants. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone who is in need of an organ transplant, visit matchingdonors.com today.
Mather Hospital Free CT Scans
Low dose CT scans save as many as 20,000 lives a year and Mather hospital is offering them for free. If you are between the ages of 55-74 and have smoked for 30 or more pack years and currently smoke or have quit in the last 15 years, you should consider a screening. Studies have shown that there is a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer death using a low-radiation CT scan over the standard chest X-ray. For more information, contact Eileen Zaoutis, RN, 631-686-2500.
Angela's House Spring Gala
Angela's House is a non-profit organization that assists families caring for children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness. Attend their Spring Gala on March 19th 2015 to help a family in need. Visit www.angelashouse.org to be a sponsor or purchase tickets.
Suffolk Blood Donations
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to celebrate Black History Month by donating blood and ensuring a diverse blood supply is available for patients. With seasonal flu and inclement winter weather in many parts of the country preventing regular donors from giving, it is particularly important that healthy, eligible donors make an appointment to donate blood. Will be at the YMCA in Patchogue (255 West Main St) on February 12th from 2-7pm and the YMCA in East Hampton (2 Gingerbread Lane) from 2-7pm on February 13th. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.