A number for help
United Way’s Denise Manley addresses County Council about 211 line
Friday, January 10, 2014 1:41 AM
Most people dial 911 when they have an emergency. Many dial 411 when they need phone information.
For those who need help getting connected with various referral services, dialing 211 can be quite helpful.
United Way’s Denise Manley spoke to Greenwood County Council on Tuesday to provide information about 211, which is a number that seeks to connect people in crisis with various community services to meet everyday needs and immediate needs.
“This is a simple three-digit number you can call for access to a wealth of human service agencies,” Manley said. “We are very proud that the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties brought this to our area on January 1 of (2013). So, it has been implemented for a year in our area.”
Residents can dial 211 to get help in finding access to affordable child care and afterschool care, counseling and support groups, health services, food, clothing and housing, services for seniors and the disabled and much more.
Also Tuesday, County Council presented a proclamation in honor of the Ninety Six High School Wildcat Marching Band. The Ninety Six band, which has been among the best in the state for many years, was crowned Class A state champions in 2013. Several members of the band were in attendance, along with band director David Vickery, Ninety Six principal Rex Ward and District 52 superintendent Mark Petersen.
In other business Tuesday, Council appointed Sheldon Bontreger, Jerry Dennis Lord and Jerome Wilson as commissioners of the Hunter’s Creek Special Tax District. Those commissioners will serve four-year terms that will expire in January 2018.