Celebrating National 2-1-1 Day!

Chances are you didn’t know it, but today (2-11-11) is National 2-1-1 Day. It’s a terrific chance for us to join with other United Ways across the nation to raise awareness of this great community resource that helps millions of Americans each year. 

Much like 9-1-1 or 4-1-1, our local United Way 2-1-1 & Elder Helpline is a free, 24-hour resource that provides assistance with everything from utilities and rent to food, child care, Medicare Part D and much more. It’s also a crisis and suicide prevention helpline that offers compassionate, expert help in dealing with any overwhelming problem.

The video above tells more about 2-1-1, including why 2010 was our busiest year ever. If you or someone you know needs assistance with any health or human service need, simply dial 2-1-1 . And help us spread that word!


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