United Way officials announces earlier this week the addition of a 2-1-1 phone service, which connects people in need with agencies that can offer assistance.
The latest addition to the United Way’s arsenal of ways to aid residents in Vermilion County and west central Indiana should quickly become a hit. A simple phone call will allow the caller to select from several local agencies depending upon his or her need. That cuts down the length of time to find the appropriate agency — and reduces the time the problem might affect the caller — in a significant way.
Area residents always stand up and show their generosity for the United Way. The campaign brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars year after year so local agencies can provide support and assistance to those in need. From Boy Scouts to CRIS Senior Services, donations to the United Way go to help those in all of our neighborhoods.
The new 2-1-1 line will be a two-year effort for the local United Way. We anticipate it will prove popular and remain a part of local assistance programs for years to come.