United Way of Iredell County joins celebration of National 2-1-1 Day

Posted at 10:02 AM on Feb 9, 2019

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Special to SVLfreenews.com

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day.

United Way of Iredell County is proud to join United Ways across North Carolina and the nation in celebrating the free, confidential information and referral system that connects callers and web visitors to health and human services 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.

2-1-1 helps people find resources for service needs such as food, housing, assistance with utilities, job training, information about health care providers, and more. NC 2-1-1, the North Carolina 2-1-1 system, is also a part of the State Emergency Response Team. When activated during a disaster, NC 2-1-1 becomes the public information portal for disaster-related information.

Residents who are looking for help, can simply dial 2-1-1 to reach a live, trained NC 2-1-1 call specialist who can connect them to local assistance. Calls to NC 2-1-1 are free and confidential, and information can be provided in most languages. NC 2-1-1’s database of more than 19,000 resources is also accessible via nc211.org for anyone wishing to self-search for organizations and programs to meet their needs.

“When you dial 2-1-1 you are connected to the best information on resources right here in Iredell County,” said Brett Eckerman, executive director of the United Way of Iredell County. “Last year thousands of callers from our community turned to NC 2-1-1 for help finding assistance. We are proud to be a part of this statewide and national system that brings such a valuable service to our community.”

NC 2-1-1 is available in all 100 North Carolina counties. In 2018, NC 2-1-1 call specialists helped more than 152,200 individuals find services, including more than 1,000 local residents.

About United Way of Iredell County

United Way of Iredell County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We achieve this goal by uniting partners and mobilizing resources to solve community problems.

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