On Our Island 1/26/2024 | Long Island Business News

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By Dan Sears

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The Safe Center receives grant from Nassau County Bar Association

Based in Bethpage, The Safe Center was presented with a $7,500 grant in support of its Language Line Project. Provided by the We Care Fund—the charitable branch of the Nassau County Bar Association—the donation will be utilized toward supporting the project’s language interpretation services for hotline callers.
First established in 2006, the Language Line Project facilitates callers to the center’s hotline, regardless of language differences. The service provides a 24/7 tool for advocacy, case management, clinical, and legal services, as well as situational assessment and intervention. Since 1988, We Care has distributed more than $5M of charitable grants supporting Nassau County’s youth, elderly and other in-need residents.


LI Regional Planning Council provides ‘garden rewards’

Courtesy of LI Regional Planning Council

Along with the Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Island Sound Study and NEIWPCC, the Long Island Regional Planning Council successfully completed the first year of its Garden Rewards Program. Designed to assist Long Islanders with cost and maintenance of stormwater runoff mitigation, the grant provided up to $500 each to more than 200 homeowners with green infrastructure projects. This incudes items such as rain barrels, native plant gardens and rain gardens.
The program helps to provide protection from excess nitrogen runoff, which contaminates the region’s drinking water supply, as well as low oxygen conditions, degraded wetlands and more. The process for new applications commences on March 1.

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Molloy University honors MLK, Jr., with in-service activities  

Courtesy of Molloy University

In commemorating the memory of the late Rev. Martin Luther, Jr., Molloy University held its fifth annual in-service day featuring activities and workshops. The event kicked off with an on-campus keynote presentation featuring Jean Kelly, CEO, of nonprofit organization The INN.
Additional activities included smile bags for local childrens’ hospitals, snack bags for the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen, love letters early literacy packets, CPR training, and toiletry kits for INN residents.  “Our annual day of service is something that our students and members of the local community look forward to every year,” Jim Lentini, president of Molloy University, said in a written statement. “It is so wonderful to see members of the community willingly volunteer their time to help those in need.”


Wells Fargo holds grand opening of new Woodbury location

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Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and local leaders from the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce attended the grand opening of Wells Fargo’s newest branch at 7977 Jericho Turnpike
in Woodbury.

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As the bank continues its Long Island expansion, the newest 3,800-square-foot branch is housed within the Woodbury Village Shopping Center. The new building is designed to LEED Gold standards and features an assisted-service ATM and informative digital messaging displays.
Wells Fargo also awarded a $50K grant to the Community Development Corporation of Long Island in support of the group’s housing counseling programs throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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