Friday F.Y.I.(For Your Information) for August 21, 2015
Have you ever wondered where to turn when you, or someone else in our community needs assistance. Well the Barry County Community has an excellent resource available to them, and its called 2-1-1! Many residents don't realize it is available to them, and may be accessed by picking up just about any phone and simply dialing 2-1-1 !
Unlike 911 which was designed to be used for Emergency access to POLICE, FIRE, and Emergency Medical Services, 2-1-1 can provide information, and referrals to many of those other needs we may all have from time to time.
For example General Health or Mental Health resources, Basic Human needs like Food, Housing/Shelter, Utility's, and Clothing. 2-1-1 is also able help identify many resources available to Senior Citizens, Children, the Disabled, Current or Ex-Military, and those individuals who may have special needs. Programs like Meals on Wheels, Local Support Groups, Transportation, and much, much more. Below is a link to Barry County United Way's 2-1-1 Information page. Please take a moment to look at wealth of information available on the Barry County United Way Website especially the page about 2-1-1, and take time to share the information you learn with family, friends, and neighbors.
As always please have a Safe, and Pleasant Weekend!