Suffolk County reaffirms its commitment as a welcoming place for all immigrants


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will join Long Island Wins and its initiative, Welcoming Long Island, to celebrate National Welcoming Week, reaffirming that Suffolk County is a welcoming place for all immigrants, and to highlight their contributions to our community.

This event is part of Welcoming America’s National Welcoming Week, a nation-wide event where Welcoming America and its partners host events that bring together immigrants and U.S.-born community members in a spirit of unity through service projects and other events.

This will be a significant year as Long Island Wins, in partnership with Suffolk County, recognizes five prominent individual/organizations in the County for their outstanding efforts in welcoming and supporting Suffolk County’s diverse immigrant community.


–  Marian Russo, Executive Director of Community Development Agency, Village of Patchogue.
–  Seferino Cotzojay and Richard Olsen-Harbich of Bedell Cellars.
–  Rural-Migrant Ministry of Riverhead.
–  Central Islip School District.
–  HerStory.

WHEN: Friday, September 18th, 2015. 11:00 A.M.

WHERE: H. Lee Dennison Building (Plaza Level), 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788.

About Long Island Wins

Long Island Wins is a nonprofit communications organization that focuses on immigration issues on Long island and beyond. We promote commonsense immigration solutions rooted in respect and dignity that work for all Long islanders, immigrant and non-immigrant alike.

About Welcoming America

Welcoming America is a national nonprofit that help communities across the country reach their full economic and social potential by becoming more welcoming toward immigrants. Welcoming America brings together a broad network of non-profits and local governments from across the U.S. and strengthens their work with the know-how, tools and incentives they need to transform their communities in to vibrant, prosperous places where all residents can contribute.