Bethpage Federal provides three $10K grants to LI organizations


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Bethpage Federal Credit score Union is offering three $10,000 grants to Lengthy Island organizations, underneath the 2023 Small Enterprise Restoration Grant (SBRG) program.

Bethpage has delivered the grants to Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, the Fireplace Island Lighthouse Preservation Society and Ladles of Hope.

The credit score union is a member of Federal House Mortgage Financial institution of New York (FHLBNY), which created the SBRG program to help the nonprofits that its members work with. The grants are designed to help the monetary safety and well being of organizations which have confronted financial challenges as a result of price setting, inflation, supply-chain constraints or rising power prices, or any mixture of these components.

Bethpage chosen the not-for-profit organizations and utilized for the grant on their behalf.

“Pal-O-Mine, the Fireplace Island Lighthouse Preservation Society, and Ladles of Hope are all shining stars inside Bethpage Federal Credit score Union’s present nonprofit associate community, and all worthy of being acknowledged as organizations whose nice work has an unlimited impression on the communities we serve,” Brian Bugge, senior vice chairman of accounting and finance on the credit score union, stated in a written assertion.

“When this program was offered to us, we jumped on the alternative to supply extra help to those organizations, and we are going to proceed to associate with them via volunteerism and board stewardship all year long,” he added.

“The FHLBNY is honored to work with members to assist the communities all of us serve. We’re appreciative of our members for his or her continued use of those packages, which improve our skill to assist make a optimistic impression,” Adam Goldstein, chief enterprise officer of FHLBNY, stated in a written assertion.

“Small companies and non-profits are the cornerstones of communities throughout our area, and we’re grateful for the chance to help the very important work they proceed to do each day,” he added. “Recognizing this very important position native organizations play in the neighborhood is step one to supporting continued alternatives and financial progress inside our district.”

The three organizations stated they had been grateful to obtain the grants.

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian started in 1995 as a therapeutic horseback driving program for people with disabilities and different susceptible populations, utilizing horses to facilitate progress, studying and therapeutic. The Islandia-based not-for-profit helps kids and adults with disabilities, those that have been abused or uncared for, those that serve within the navy and the impoverished. Pal-O-Mine Equestrian plans to its grant to extend and help employees hiring and retention.

“Working a 13-acre, 20-stall horse farm isn’t any straightforward activity,” Lisa Gatti, founder and CEO of Pal-O-Mine, stated in a written assertion.

“Past the employees wanted to keep up the power and the well being and security of our animals, we even have groups of psychological well being professionals, driving instructors, academics, vocational job coaches, speech pathologists, occupational and bodily therapists, and nurses to assist help the individuals we serve,” she added.

Since its inception in 1982, the Fireplace Island Lighthouse Preservation Society has aimed to protect, via training and capital enhancements, the nautical heritage of Fireplace Island and Lengthy Island and to make sure that the Fireplace Island Lighthouse and keeper’s quarters and customer middle stay an integral a part of Lengthy Island maritime historical past. The SBRG grant shall be used to create in addition to help group packages similar to academic packages, workshops and excursions associated to the historic nature of the Fireplace Island Lighthouse.

Tony Femminella, govt director of the Fireplace Island Lighthouse Preservation Society, stated the group’s mission is to “improve customer providers and packages for colleges and different teams. At the moment, hundreds of company go to all year long to expertise the 182-step tour to our attractive panoramic view and be taught extra in regards to the lifetime of a lighthouse keeper and the rigorous calls for of preserving the lighthouse.”

Seaford-based Ladles of Hope is a Seaford-based operates soup kitchens and pantries providing to-go lunches and clothes for these in want in Nassau County. The group is 100% volunteer-based and plans to make use of the grant to start out providing a much-needed meals pantry in Freeport and Roosevelt to offer clothes, toiletries and meals to these in want.

“We’re so grateful and pleased with the work our volunteers do each week to arrange the to-go meals and groceries for our soup kitchens. It means quite a bit to us to be a completely volunteer based mostly group, together with our board of administrators, with many working with us for greater than 20 years,” Fran Hanly, secretary of Ladles of Hope, stated in a written assertion. “This grant will permit us to open two new meals pantries to assist feed our neighbors in want and supply provides to assist them get again on their ft.”

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