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Lee Silberman Joins LIBN|NOW for Conversation on How Nonprofits Keep Long Island's Community and Economy Thriving

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February 25, 2021 - Lee Silberman, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, took part in a conversation on LIBN|NOW to discuss the COVID-19 crisis's impact on the Long Island Community, the importance of non-profits, and how the pandemic has increased the need for affordable housing on Long Island. Also participating was Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, Inc., an organization that brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island.

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Begins Renovation of Home for Long Island Family in Need in Partnership with Students from Xavier High School

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To commemorate the start of the demolition and renovations on a foreclosure-purchased home for Valley Stream resident Nickesha Medley and her daughter, Shania, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosted a “House Start Demo Day” on Tuesday, February 16 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at 610 Scherger Avenue. Ten students from Xavier High School used their vacation time to participate in the event, working side by side with the future homeowners, construction staff, and volunteers to begin the renovation. Rudy Sunderman, Suffolk County Legislator of the 3rd District was also in attendance and welcomed the Medleys to the community.

“We’re ready to start our new life together,” said Ms. Medley, who currently lives with her daughter in an attic apartment in Valley Stream. “I look forward to owning a safe and affordable home to spend more time with my daughter and to give her the stability to excel in school and further her education. We are overjoyed to be partnering with Habitat Suffolk.”

As part of Habitat Suffolk’s Home Ownership program, Ms. Medley will complete 300 hours of volunteer time building her future home and homes for other members. In addition, she will perform community service and learn about financial preparation and home maintenance. Ms. Medley says partnering with Habitat Suffolk and owning a home of her own will be her greatest accomplishment.

“This was a great event, and the start of another successful homeownership story” said Middle Island-based Habitat Suffolk CEO Lee Silberman. “Our mission is to strengthen communities by providing quality, affordable homes and we took another step in achieving that mission for the Medley family today.”

“We’re honored to partner with such a great organization,” said Dave Knapp of Island Outreach Foundation, a longstanding and generous partner of Habitat Suffolk and sponsor for the home. “We always love the opportunity to get students involved in these projects and show them the importance of this work.”

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Recognized as Finalist for HIA-LI's 26th Annual Business Achievement Award

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September 29, 2020 - Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk was recognized as a finalist by HIA-LI at its 26th Annual Business Achievement Awards. The Business Achievement Awards from The Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island (HIA-LI), "the Oscar's of Long Island Business," recognize extraordinary firms that distinguished themselves in areas of growth, leadership, and commitment to the Long Island Business community. Habitat Suffolk was recognized in the Not-for-Profit category. In lieu of an in-person reception, the program was held virtually.

Habitat Suffolk Earns 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency Rating From Guidestar by Candid

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Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County has earned the Gold Seal of Transparency Rating for 2021 from GuideStar by Candid. Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects nonprofits, foundations, and individuals to the resources they need to do good, building on 88 years of dedicated experience.

The Gold Seal of Transparency is earned by nonprofits who demonstrate their commitment to transparency by providing up-to-date financial information for their GuideStar profile.

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Charity Sporting Clay Outing

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2021 IFMA Long Island & Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Charity Sporting Clay Outing.
A unique and fun way to team build! Early registration is available now for Sponsors.
Register here:

**Individual Shooter & Hit Squad tickets will be available to purchase on April 20th.

For more information & to find out about sponsorship opportunities contact


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