2-1-1 Funding Cut: Emergency Response

Last week, we learned Westmoreland County officials cut $20,000 in funding for United Way's 2-1-1 call center.

Without these funds, 2-1-1 will be forced to limit its service in Westmoreland County and thousands of struggling people may be denied access to help.

Last year, 6,000 people in Westmoreland County used 2-1-1 to find information and get referrals to local services. The center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For the past six years, 2-1-1 has connected local people to food pantries, rent and utility assistance, free tax preparation, emergency shelter, and more.

This cut only hurts those who need help the most. Without 2-1-1, they'll be forced to go it alone or abandon their search for help altogether.

You can help offset the disastrous effects of this cut. Please donate today.

On behalf of all those who turn to 2-1-1 for help - past, present and future - thank you for your support.