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Long Island Elite Supports The Safe Center LI

Long Island Elite Donates $47,000.00 to The Safe Center LI as its 2015 Charity Partner of the Year

Members of Long Island Elite are proud to announce that they have raised $47,000 for their 2015 Charity Partner of the Year, The Safe Center LI. A check presentation was made to The Safe Center LI on December 15, 2015, at the Carlyle at the Palace, Farmingdale, NY.

LIE members collectively supported The Safe Center LI at its annual gala, “Every Home Is A Safe Home,” held on October 28, 2015, at the Garden City Hotel.  Funds raised throughout the year directly supported The Safe Center LI to protect, assist and empower child and adult victims of family violence and sexual assault.

Monte N. Redman, President and CEO of Astoria Financial Corporation and Astoria Bank were honored for commitment and dedication to local communities, and the Nassau County Bar Association and its We Care Advisory Board received the David S. Taub Award for commitment to The Safe Center’s mission.

The purpose of the Gala became even more apparent when Josephine Hodge spoke poignantly about the years of abuse she endured, and how she is not a victim but a survivor thanks to the help she received from The Safe Center LI, which, she explained, gave her a way out and saved her life.

“It is our privilege and honor to support The Safe Center of LI,” commented Long Island Elite President Evan Bloom. “Throughout the year, LIE members became brand ambassadors of The Safe Center and we’re pleased to present a monetary contribution that will help further the organization’s mission and programs.”

“We are very grateful of Long Island Elite’s involvement with The Safe Center of LI,” said Cynthia Scott, Co-Executive Director of The Sale Center of LI.  “LIE’s donation will help fuel important services to support some of the most vulnerable people in Nassau County; victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking.”