National 2-1-1 Day Press Conference Wednesday, February 7th in DothanMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 05 2018 4:09 PM
United Way Worldwide has declared February 11th as National 2-1-1 Day by recognizing the powerful resource that local 2-1-1 call centers are to connecting residents to crucial health and social services throughout the year. On Wednesday February 7th, the Wiregrass Marine Corps League Detachment 752, will present a check to Wiregrass 2-1-1 at 2:00 p.m. in honor of National 2-1-1 Day. The Marine Corps League has supported Wiregrass 2-1-1 since its inception. The check presentation will take place at the 2-1-1 office located at 545 West Main St., Suite 313 in Dothan. The public is invited to attend.
Every day thousands of people across the U.S. turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people from all communities and of all ages to a specialist who will help you find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 is available throughout the U.S. by phone, text, and web. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can help you find services and resources that are available to you locally and provide critical services that can improve and save lives.
2-1-1, www.211us.org, was first launched by United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta in 1997 and is spearheaded by United Ways and information & referral agencies in states and local communities. United Ways have a long-standing tradition of commitment to funding information and referral (I&R) services in their respective communities.
2-1-1 is a simple way to connect people here in the Wiregrass with non-profit, social service, faith-based and government agencies when they need help, or when they want to help. The number operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and is a free service. If dialing 2-1-1 doesn’t work from your phone, dial 1-888-421-1266.
The Wiregrass 2-1-1 program would not be here without the financial support from Wiregrass United Way and our local communities. Thank you for your continued support. For additional information and to make a donation, visit www.Wiregrass211.com or “Wiregrass 2-1-1” on Facebook.