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Labor of Love: United Way Salutes CSEA Region One Philanthropy

June 18, 2015
By LaborPress

John Durso (l) & Nicholas LaMorte (r)

Dear Park, NY – Figures may show that CSEA Long Island Region One raises more money for charity than any other region in the state — but even the hundreds of thousands of dollars union members raise each year, can’t match the level of unsurpassed devotion and care they show to those in need.

This week, the United Way of Long Island honored the members of CSEA Region One with the “Live United” Labor Champion Award. The presentation came at the annual Live United Luncheon held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

United Way of Long Island officials called CSEA Region One members “unsung heroes” who tirelessly lend aid to “people of all ages.”

CSEA Long Island Region One President Nicholas LaMorte gratefully accepted the “Live United” award from United Way of Long Island Chair John Durso, RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 and Long Island Federation of Labor president.

The more than 1,000 who attended this year’s award presentation helped the United Way of Long Island raise nearly $600,000.

In addition to raising money for the United Way of Long Island, the March of Dimes and numerous cancer research organizations, many local CSEA units have also helped support military veterans and their families on Long Island through the Operation Live United T-shirt campaign.

The annual Live United Celebration Luncheon has become the United Way of Long Island’s premier event, helping to fill the critical needs of residents in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, GEICO and JB Morgan Chase, helped sponsor the event. The Live United Labor Champion Award recognizes the members of organized labor for their dedicated efforts and their demonstrated ability to mobilize and enhance the community.

For more information about United Way of Long Island’s LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon visit

June 17, 2015

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