Dialing 2-1-1 helps those in need locally, statewide

February 11th is national 2-1-1 day. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people in need to people who can help. The service is offered through the United Way and its partner agencies. Over the past year, 2-1-1 of Northeast Michigan handled over 670,000 calls. Locally, St. Clair County accounted for over 2000 of those contact. About 31% of the calls were regarding utilities, and 26% dealt with housing and shelter in St. Clair County. For more information please visit www.211nemichigan.org.