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Bringing awareness to Ohio united ways

Feb. 11, 2016, is Ohio 2-1-1 Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of 2-1-1, a 24-hour information and referral helpline.

This crucial service is available to 10.5 million Ohioans in 67 counties, including Lawrence County. In honor of Ohio 2-1-1 Day, a Resolution has been adopted by the Ohio Senate to recognize United Ways in Ohio for their contribution to this great program.

S.R. No. 325 was kindly provided by Senator Jim Hughes, Columbus:

“Whereas, Ohio 2-1-1 Day is a fitting time to pay tribute to the United Ways in Ohio. Supported by call center and local United Way chapters in sixty-seven of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties, 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral telephone service designed to help Ohioans gain access to community resources and to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families, and this fine program has provided information on such topics as food, housing, child care, employment, health care, financial educations services, tax preparation, senior care, substance abuse, mental health, crisis counseling, legal matters, and volunteer opportunities.”

The Resolution goes on to commend United Ways on their service to the state of Ohio. Lawrence County 2-1-1 is supported by United Way of the River Cities.

 

Kaylin R. Adkins

Director of marketing for United Way of the River Cities