Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 11, 2010 Proclaimed National 2-1-1 Day

On behalf of 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. we would like to express our gratitude for the high level of support expressed by the commissioners of the Pinellas County Government, Citrus County Government, Hernando County Government, City of Clearwater, City of Dunedin, City of Largo, City of Oldsmar, City of Pinellas Park, City of St. Petersburg, City of Safety Harbor, City of Seminole, and City of Tarpon Springs in proclaiming February 11, 2010 National 2-1-1 Day.

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, every hour, of every day, someone in the United States needs essential services, from basic human needs to securing adequate care for a child or aging parent; and

WHEREAS,
2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember telephone number, connecting people to information about critical health and human services available in their community, volunteer opportunities, and improving the way in which people learn about and connect with the services they need; and


WHEREAS,
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. a non-profit organization, provides 2-1-1 services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with centers that are accessible every day of the year to everyone; and


WHEREAS,
2-1-1 provides confidential interactions with trained 2-1-1 specialists who are able to help people get to the root of their concerns and can provide available options for health and human services assistance; and


WHEREAS,
2-1-1 provides an on-line database of more than 4,000 health and human service programs in Pinellas County, located on the 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. website at www.211tampabay.org; and


WHEREAS,
2-1-1 is a resource for businesses to help their employees while maintaining their productivity; 2-1-1 saves time, supports stressed employees, increases employment opportunities, decreases absenteeism and supports employee assistance programs; and


WHEREAS,
2-1-1 provides trend data on health and human service needs, met and unmet, for planning and resource allocation; and

WHEREAS,
2-1-1 serves as a support system for emergency management to help disseminate critical information, assist people through disasters and provide a long-term connection to relief and recovery services.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that February 11, 2010 be recognized as
National 2-1-1 Day.