February 11 set for 2-1-1 Day

Chances are you have had to dial 9-1-1 in your life. This life-saving service has helped so many people in life or death situations. But what should you do if you are in need of government support programs or are facing a mental health or food crisis? The United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta is celebrating 2-1-1 Day on February 11th and Connolly Tate-Mitchell, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the organization, says this simple phone number can help alleviate a lot of stress.

“So it’s really important for people to know about this service. United Way’s all across Canada are going to be celebrating this day with increased social media awareness posts and lighting up local landmarks. Lethbridge City Hall will be lit up in red in acknowledgement of this day. We just encourage everyone to share the news about this service that is available now to all Canadians. Call 2-1-1 if you’re needing support services and aren’t sure where to turn. Those navigators can help you find the way.”

2-1-1 helps reach 26 million Canadians who are in need of the service which is free and calls are answered to cater to over 150 languages.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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