United Way

United Way 2-1-1 Helps in Disasters

What does 2-1-1 do during a disaster?

  • Provides callers with important and relevant information on resources that are available
  • Manages and tracks available resources
  • Provides volunteer and donation referrals and information
  • Offers information for coordination of services – United Way 2-1-1 knows what organizations are providing what kinds of services, when and for whom
  • Maintains up-to-date information through collaboration with emergency management and disaster response agencies whether local, state or federal.

What resources might 2-1-1 connect me with during a disaster?

  • Missing persons tracking
  • Information on road conditions
  • Sheltering, meals and goods available
  • Health services
  • Debris clean-up and removal
  • Traveler’s aid
  • Displaced pet information
  • Counseling and mental health service
  • Other resources that are related to the particular disaster