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POSTED: February 9, 2012 10:25 a.m.

Saturday is national 211 Day, a nationwide program that connects callers to critical human services within their communities. 211 is the number to call in the Coastal Empire community to find or get help. 
The United Way of the Coastal Empire 211 call center —available 24 hours a day, seven days a week — is staffed by trained specialists to assist residents with getting the information needed to find fast, free and confidential help for human services. 
Locally, United Way of the Coastal Empire’s 211 serves seven counties: Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh. 
Last year, United Way’s 211 received 12,257 calls to connect individuals to food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance and utility assistance, as well as to physical and mental health resources, employment support and support for elderly citizens and persons with disabilities. 
The greatest number of callers (51 percent) was seeking financial assistance for housing and utilities. Others were seeking food and shelter.
For more information, call 211 or 912-651-7730.



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