Long Island Volunteer Enterprise Honors US Veterans with National Volunteer Week Project to Celebrate 20th year of Service

FARMINGDALE, NY (April 6, 2012) — In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Long Island Volunteer Enterprise (LIVE) will kick off its 20th anniversary year with a project to benefit veterans living on Long Island.  The LIVE planning committee, which consists of professionals from ten prominent Long Island companies, will assist with spring clean-up at a home for four previously homeless veterans in Shirley, NY.

The kick-off project, which will take place on April 18, is one of over thirty projects that have been submitted to LIVE by organizations that benefit veterans on Long Island.  The home in Shirley is one of 4 managed by the Suffolk County United Veterans Project, Inc.

“LIVE has made a significant difference in the quality of life of thousands of Long Islanders over the past twenty years,” said Sandy Viola, LIVE 2012 Chair and Director at Deloitte.  “We are determined to make our 20th anniversary year the greatest yet, and have decided to dedicate this year to the ultimate social servants, Long Island’s veterans.”

Founded in 1993, LIVE is committed to improving the Long Island community by matching corporate volunteer teams to projects submitted by not-for-profit agencies in need of assistance.  In its 20 years of existence, LIVE volunteers have completed over 250,000 hours of volunteer work for Long Islanders in need.  In celebration of its 20th anniversary, LIVE is kicking off its 2012 season with a tribute to those who have fought for our country.

The project falls on Wednesday of the 2012 National Volunteer Week, which wil run from April 15-21.  “This year’s National Volunteer Week theme, Celebrating People in Action, was a perfect fit with LIVE’s 20th anniversary focus on veterans,” said Rosemary Mascali, 2012 LIVE Planning Committee Chair and Manager at Transit Solutions.  “With this project, we hope to encourage other Long Island companies and organizations to adopt the nearly 1oo projects which have been submitted to LIVE so far this year to help Long Island vets as well as other Long Island not-for-profit agencies.”

Location: 115 Carlton Drive East, Shirley, NY  11967
Date: April 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

About Long Island Volunteer Enterprise Founded in 1993, LIVE – Long Island Volunteer Enterprise – mobilizes volunteer teams from the corporate, academic and not-for-profit sectors to complete a one day project that will significantly improve the quality of life for many who live and work on Long Island. In cooperation with the United Way of Long Island and the Long Island Volunteer Center, LIVE promotes corporate volunteerism on Long Island for the betterment of our community and helps renew Long Island’s spirit, beauty and quality of life.

About National Volunteer Week Sponsored by Points of Light Institute—National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.

About the Suffolk County United Veterans Project, Inc. The Suffolk County United Veterans Project, Inc. (SCUVP) was founded in 1989 to assist homeless veterans regain their dignity and independence. Residents are former members of the military who struggle with the problems of substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and who have not been able to succeed in any alternate form of treatment. The Suffolk County United Veterans Project, Inc. endeavors to break the cycle of homelessness by giving the veteran the tools he needs to stabilize his housing, increase his income and gain greater self-determination.

Contact: Lauren Viola
Communications Director


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