Month: September 2017


For Immediate Release: HWCLI & PSEG Help Long Island Prepare for Next Disaster


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/8/2017

CONTACT

Rebecca Sanin

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

(o) 516-505-4423; (c) 516-382-1658

rsanin@hwcli.com

HWCLI and PSEG Foundation Help

Long Island’s Non-profit Organizations

Plan and Prepare for the Next Disaster

 

Melville, NY (September 8, 2017) – Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) received a two-year grant of $200,000 from PSEG Foundation to support the resiliency work of the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

 

The Long Island VOAD is a coalition of non-profit, government and community based organizations that work together on planning and preparation for future disasters.  The Long Island VOAD meets regularly to develop and update preparedness plans as well as conduct trainings, drills and Prepare-A-Thons to bring awareness of the important of disaster planning to the general public and local governments. Support from PSEG Foundation has helped HWCLI to build a Long Island VOAD website and virtual library of resources for disaster preparedness.

 

“As we begin September, the National Disaster Preparedness Month, HWCLI is incredibly grateful to the PSEG Foundation for its on-going support of disaster planning and preparedness on Long Island.  Their stellar leadership in disaster planning and preparedness ensures that Long Island’s health and human service agencies will be ready to respond when the next disaster hits Long Island.  HWCLI couldn’t do this work without PSEG Foundation’s funding and the participation of every organization contributing to the Long Island VOAD,” said Rebecca Sanin, President/CEO of HWCLI.

 

“PSEG Foundation is committed to caring for people and communities across Long Island and the Rockaways, and in all the locations we do business,” said Ellen Lambert, President, PSEG Foundation. “We proudly support the emergency preparedness and response work of the Long Island VOAD and appreciate the dedication of HWCLI, which has helped strengthen Long Island communities.”

 

Since after 9/11, HWCLI has convened and led the Long Island VOAD which has grown to over 100 members and added a range of subcommittees that look to develop plans and systems to activate at the time of a natural or man-made disaster.  Under HWCLI’s leadership the Long Island VOAD activated the Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) after Superstorm Sandy which included Disaster Case Management, Volunteer Housing Assistance and the Unmet Needs Roundtable, a funder forum that distributed over $6 million in grants to support the recovery of Sandy victims.

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The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island is a not for profit, health and human services planning, education, and advocacy organization that serves Long Island’s at-risk and vulnerable individuals and families.

 

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For Immediate Release: HWCLI Shares New Vision at 70th Annual Meeting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/8/2017

CONTACT

Rebecca Sanin

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

(o) 516-505-4423; (c) 516-382-1658

rsanin@hwcli.com

Health and Welfare Council of Long Island’s 2017 Annual Meeting
Keynote Jose Calderon Urges Non-profits to Be a Voice for Inclusion and Equity
Dr. Errol Toulon, Jr joins HWCLI’s Board of Directors
PSEG Foundation Honored for Disaster Planning Support

 

Melville, NY (September 7, 2017) – Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) held its 70th Annual Meeting today at PSEG Long Island in Bethpage.  More than 60 agency executives gathered to hear the timely message from HWCLI President/CEO Rebecca Sanin and Keynote Jose Calderon, the President of Hispanic Federation, on the leadership role of non-profits in addressing the recent upsurge in racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism.  The non-profit sector is uniquely positioned to come together and advocate for require for all community members.

 

“We must, together with our LGBT brothers and sisters, African American brothers and sisters, Muslim brothers and sisters, and Jewish brothers and sisters, be a voice of equityand inclusion for all.  When we don’t make a statement when any group is under assault, then we give permission for the intolerance to continue and spread,” explained Calderon to HWCLI’s network of non-profits.

 

At the Annual Meeting, Sanin introduced HWCLI’s network of health and human service agencies voted to a new member to the Board of Directors. Dr.Errol Toulon, Jr. President /CEO of Silent Partners and Associates, a private investigation and security consulting firm.  Dr. Toulon is a former Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the New York City Correction Department and Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety in Suffolk County.

“With nearly three decades of criminal justice experience in the public sector, Errol will add tremendous insight and expertise to HWCLI’s work advocating on behalf of at-risk communities.  Errol embodies the mission of the organization and brings talent and energy to help us address the needs of Long Islanders,” said Rebecca Sanin, President/CEO of HWCLI.

PSEG Foundation was honored by HWCLI for its on-going leadership and support of the disaster planning and preparedness work of the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), a coalition of HWCLI.  Vaughn McCoy, Vice President of Legal and head of PSEG Long Island’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, accepted the award for PSEG Foundation.

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The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island is a not for profit, health and human services planning, education, and advocacy organization that serves Long Island’s at-risk and vulnerable individuals and families.

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