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Support the Kid-May 19th
Help kids with cancer in Port Jeff this Sunday, May 19th at 3pm. Free raffle tickets will be available for the first 25 registered pub crawlers. Don't forget to come dressed in your brightest neon gear. A grand prize will be given to the best and brightest neon outfit! Check in at 12:30pm at Schafer’s, 111 W Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Enjoy drink specials, good food, fresh exclusive STK gear, and games at the best bars in Port Jefferson. Buy your tickets today! Visit http://krawlforthekids.eventbrite.com/. For more information email RSVP@supportthekid.org or click on these links http://supportthekid.org/ & www.facebook.com/supportthekid.
Miles for Melanoma-May 19th
The 9th Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk will take place Sunday May 19th at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY., Parking Field #2. The runners begin at 9:30 am and walkers begin at 10:30 am. Runner registration is from 8-9:15 am and walker registration is from 9-10:30 am. It’s a fun day for the whole family! Enjoy raffles, t-shirts and other prizes. An arts and crafts table will be available for kids. Pre -register today for $25.00. Visit www.ccmac.org for more information and to register now!
Manorville Community Ambulance Open House-May 19th
Manorville Community Ambulance serves one of the largest ambulance districts in the state of New York. On Sunday, May 19th from 12pm to 4pm, you can show your support by attending their open house at Manorville Community Ambulance, 184 South Street, Manorville NY, 11949. Their brand new "Green" headquarters building is complete and now it’s your chance to view the magnificent building. Building tours, free giveaways, music, and much more is offered to everyone in attendance. For more information visit http://events.manorvilleambulance.org or call 631 878 6333.
Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk-June 8th & 9th
The Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk is celebrating its' 10th Anniversary on June 8th and 9th. You can go the extra mile in the fight against breast cancer on Long Island. Register to walk, become a sponsor or make a donation at www.li2daywalk.org. Be a part of this amazing milestone. Visit www.li2daywalk.org
for more information.
Caregiver Resource Fair-June 29th
Long Island senior advocacy and resource organization, AGES, hosts its FREE “Options For Our Aging World Family and Caregiver Resource Fair” Saturday, June 29th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lutheran Church Of Our Savior in Port Washington. Meet with over 50 senior healthcare service and product providers and gain helpful advice and information through free interactive workshops. For more information, call 516-356-3661 or visit www.agesresourcenetwork.com.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Visit Suffolk's Department of Human Resources and Civil Service
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. These jurisdictions employ more than 49,000 people!
Suffolk County has released test dates for the following positions:
Probation Officer Trainee- May 18th
Senior Detective Investigator- June 1st
School Finance Manager- June 15th
Tornados and Spring Storms
Are you prepared for tornados and other spring storms? The American Red Cross wants you to test your knowledge of spring storm preparedness by taking a simple quiz. These five simple questions will teach you life-saving information in case disaster strikes. To take the quiz, click on this link http://app.snapapp.com/tornadoprepquiz. For more information on how to be prepared visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.
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
Suffolk's Bravest is the place to express your gratitude and respect for Suffolk County's volunteer emergency services. Now's your chance to show your admiration for the hard work, commitment, and courage of your volunteer firefighters and EMT's. If you aren't a volunteer and would like more information or just want to show your support visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/SuffolksBravest
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.
Red Cross Looking for Blood Donations
The Red Cross reminds you that Blood donations are urgently needed give the gift of blood and save 3 lives every time you do. For more information about donating blood or hosting a blood drive please click on the link below.
NEW YORK RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE
New York residents affected by Hurricane Sandy may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The major federal disaster declaration offers Individual Assistance in the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester. Individuals can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Or, register online at www.disasterassistance.gov
or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov
Help Veterans Find Jobs
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.
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!
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