Saturday, November 5, 2011


On Wednesday, November 9, around 2pm Eastern, the U.S. Government will be conducting its first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). While most of us are used to regular state and local tests of EAS on radio and television stations, this is the first time that the entire nation will be activated simultaneously as a "Presidential Emergency Action Notification."

Due to the limitations with the technology associated with the Emergency Alert System (EAS), some messages which appear on television or radio may not necessarily indicate that "This is a test." As such, there is some concern that some people who are unaware of the impending test will react adversely.

It is very important that everyone be aware that the test will occur and that despite what the message may say, it is in fact ONLY A TEST. There is no need for anyone to react to the test message.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Volunteer Spotlight!

We are very proud to announce that this year we have four volunteers who earned "
The President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award". Please meet Paul Wood, Lygia Lostal, Carol Ann Wuyckhuyse, and Cassandra Valley.

Paul Wood
Contact Center Volunteer
164 hours

Lygia Lostal
Contact Center Volunteer
114 hours

Carol Ann VanWuyckhuyse
Special Projects Volunteer
102 Hours

Cassandra Valley
Special Projects Volunteer
108 hours

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares and to our community.

If you are interested in volunteering with 2-1-1, just visit our website to complete a
Volunteer Registration form. Our next Orientation/Training is on January 26, 2012.