LANSINGMich. , September 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan The 2-1-1 network responds to calls for assistance from human services to Central Florida residents in response to Hurricane Ian, including shelter, food, utilities and other basic needs. Michigan 2-1-1 stepped in to help serve 14 counties along the Gulf Coast and Greater Orlando.

As the hurricane unfolded, the Michigan The 2-1-1 network has been called upon to help Heart of Florida United Way. Crosses 2-1-1 through Michigan began responding to calls and handling critical referrals for Hurricane Ian recovery; provide up-to-date information on shelters, housing assistance and safety advice, providing curious residents with reliable information to help meet their basic needs. all seven Michigan 2-1-1 centers offer this support, including services in Spanish.

2-1-1 is staffed 365 days a year and is accessible by text, phone and web. Michigan 2-1-1 and Heart of Florida United Way have an ongoing caring relationship to support each other in times of crisis, providing Florida residents with real-time information and connection to services.

In disasters, 211 supports communities before, during and after disasters. This includes directing people to evacuation routes and shelters ahead of time or helping people get food, water and emergency supplies afterwards. The 2-1-1 system has been vital amid several Michigan disasters, including the Flint water crisis, severe flooding in the Midland/Bay area, Southeast Michigan flooding, after a tornado hit Wyoming, Michiganas well as national disasters like this.

For more information on Michigan 2-1-1, visit mi211.org.

Joe DiBenedetto
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SOURCE Michigan Association of United Ways

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