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United Way connects residents with info

United Way connects residents with info

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tulare county – United Way of Tualre County (UWTC) is in need of team leaders and members who are willing to commit a few hours of their morning on June 21. Volunteers will provide information about how to access resources, services and other opportunities that the residents may need.

The information is from United Way’s 2-1-1 program. This program is a 24 hour helpline that provides free and confidential referrals and information for people in need of information ranging from financial difficulties to domestic health.

“When times get tough, finding help should be simple – it is vital we get information on 2-1-1 out to those who need it most,” said Rosemary Caso, UWTC Executive Director. “Clean water? Domestic violence? Shelter? Food? Even human trafficking. 2-1-1 is available via phone, app or web to connect people to resources and services they need. But, we need to get the word out.”

This event will take place during United Way Day of Action which brings thousands of volunteers out across the world. This year, 400 United Ways in the U.S. and 20 countries are mobilizing their volunteers.

“In Tulare County our Day of Action has the potential to be our biggest volunteer opportunity ever,” explained Caso. ‘While each United Way creates meaningful activities centered on specific challenges, here in Tulare County we know it is critical to conduct strategic outreach efforts regarding benefits of our 2-1-1 program.”

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