Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Help Celebrate National 2-1-1 Day!

Today, 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. is joining over 244 - 211 centers across the country to celebrate National 2-1-1 Day, February 11th (2-11). Since the FCC set aside 2-1-1 (July 2000) for general health and human service information and referral programs, 75% of the US population now has access to 211 services. Last year, 211 centers across the United States, answered over 14 million telephone calls from people who were needing help and didn't know where to turn!

Please join in our celebration today by supporting us with the following 2 items:

  1. Tell one person today about 2-1-1 and our services here in our community. Please help us spread the word!!!!!
  2. Today, many United Way and 2-1-1 leaders will be meeting with members of Congress in Washington DC. We ask that you support 2-1-1 by contacting the LOCAL office of your member of Congress and remind them to become a co-sponsor and help support the Calling for 2-1-1 Act (H.R. 211 or S.211). The Calling 2-1-1 Act would provide federal funding to 2-1-1 services across the United States.

It's because of your on-going support that 2-1-1 is here for those who don't know where to turn when they need help!