The $4.7 billion Bethpage Federal Credit Union on Monday announced it was contributing $100,000 to the Operation Live United Military Family Assistance Project.
The United Way program provides veterans with assistance they might need to live, work and raise their families on Long Island, New York State’s largest credit union said.
The contribution was announced at a press conference in the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) where Israel also announced the expansion of a veterans hiring program that’s also part of Operation Live United.
Bethpage FCU also will support that effort, the credit union said, noting that it already has raised more than $75,000 for veterans’ relief over the past three years through the sale of Live United T-shirts at its annual air show on Memorial Day weekend.
“By taking our partnership with United Way’s Operation Live United to the next level, we can help expand the services offered to help our fellow Long Islanders acclimate to life on Long Island once again. Whether it’s counseling services, job placement, medical and mental health services, or child care for children, the United Way Military Family Assistance Project provides to their needs,” said Linda Armyn, Bethpage Senior vice president.
“I was pleased to hear about Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s donation to United Way of Long Island’s Military Family Assistance Project, which will go towards supporting programs that serve Long Island military, reservist and National Guard personnel active in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families,” Israel said.
“Bethpage has repeatedly gone above and beyond to help Long Island’s service members and veterans, and I commend their unwavering commitment,” the congressman said.