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If you're actively involved in the community, or you care about local Long Island charities and causes, make sure to keep in the know with Long Island's Community articles. Focusing on issues that matter most to the local community at large, these articles provide you with information about the good works of local charities, as well as the issues that matter to Long Islanders most.

Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations to Make Up for Expected Shortfall Due to Fourth of July Holiday Travel

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Sponsor Bike Rodeo at Fort Salonga Elementary School

Students from the Fort Salonga Elementary School, as well as their siblings, participated in a Bike Rodeo and Safety Clinic sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.

Long Island Fight for Charity Announces 2015 Boxers

Over 20 courageous Long Islanders are announced by Long Island Fight for Charity as boxers in its 12th main event this November.

LB Waterfront Warriors to Hold Sixth Annual Fundraiser at the INN on Saturday, July 11, Proceeds to Benefit Ill & Injured Soldiers and Families

The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors have announced that they will hold their Seventh Annual Fundraiser at the Inn, 943 W. Beech Street, Long Beach on Saturday, July 11 from 5pm to 8pm.

Long Island NonProfit ACLD Receives $1,000 Donation from Enterprise Fleet Management

Bethpage-headquartered Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. receives $1,000 donation from Enterprise Fleet Management.

Flag Retirement Service at Tanners Pond Environmental Center

In association with America Legion, Cub Pack 7, and Garden City Volunteer Fire Department over 200 American flags were properly and respectfully retired in a new annual event at the Tanners Pond Environmental Center.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Apple, Cookie, and Nik Nak!

As always, there are so many great dogs and cats available for adoption on Long Island, so why not take one of these adorable adoptables home this weekend!

County Executive Bellone, Suffolk Police Officials Host Security Training Workshop for Local Religious Leaders

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Police Department are hosting a security training workshop for clergy members and their congregants at the Suffolk County Police Academy today.

Rocking the Road for a Cure Presents their Seventh Annual Motorcycle Run Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

On Sunday, July 19th, 2015, Rocking The Road For A Cure will host a motorcycle run and after-party to benefit breast cancer patients in New York and Long Island.

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee Elects Leslie Tayne, Esq. as Advisory Council Vice Chair

Leslie Tayne, Esq. is elected Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee's Advisory Council Vice Chair.

FASNY Applauds the Passage of Smoke Alarm Legislation

FASNY President Robert McConville today issued the following statement after the NY State Senate voted to pass S2696 – which requires that all battery operated smoke alarms sold in the state be equipped with non-removable, sealed-in batteries ...

Ronald McDonald House Charities Honors Long Island Scholarship Winner at Citi Field

Six local high school students took to the (Citi) Field last night to receive $17,000 scholarships from Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA).

North Shore Animal League's Four Legged Friends: Meet Martha, Cynthia, Josie, and Thurman!

Four Legged Friends is a weekly column by Bariann Browne, lifelong Long Island resident and communications coordinator for North Shore Animal League America. Bariann’s weekly posts highlight the League’s amazing animals.

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Hosts Summer Food Drive to Benefit Island Harvest

In response to an increase in need, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) has announced she is holding a food drive on Wednesday, June 24. The food drive will benefit Island Harvest, one of the largest hunger relief organizations ...

U.S. Air Force Hero & Inspirational Pen Pal to Surprise LI Elementary Kids When They Meet For the First Time

US Air Force Staff Sergeant Zachary K. Taillie, upon returning from a tour of duty in the Middle East on June 20, will surprise the students from Maplewood Intermediate School in Huntington Station, NY.

The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Community of Western Suffolk Welcomes New Executive Director Fatima A. Shama

The Fresh Air Fund announced on June 15, 2015 that Fatima A. Shama would succeed Jenny Morgenthau as Executive Director of The Fund, effective July 15, 2015.

Celebrate 4th of July with a Snap, Crackle and Pop: 2015 Firework Displays on Long Island!

Honor Independence Day this year by attending a fun fireworks display on the Island!

Legislator Anker Attends Suffolk County Girl Scout Award Ceremony

On Monday, June 8th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended Suffolk County’s Annual Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony.

Long Island’s 2015 4th of July Weekend Guide: Fireworks, Fairs, Fun in the Sun & More!

With July 4th falling on a Saturday this year, there will be twice the fun as Long Island celebrates Independence Day all weekend long!

Long Island Singer/Songwriter and Brother Duo to Bring Their Talents to Charity Event

The Como Brothers Band will perform on Friday, June 19th in Patchogue as part of the Long Island Cares “Music to Meals” charity event.
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