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FFPROCLAMATION <br /> HONORING 2-1-1 AWARENESS WEEK <br /> FEBRUARY 11 — 17, 2013 <br /> WHEREAS, many times when individuals and families need help in meeting life's basic needs and <br /> they are not sure where to turn; and <br /> WHEREAS, 2-1-1 is an easy to remember, easy to use three-digit number recognized as the central <br /> linkage point in providing individuals and families with the guidance, support and information they need to <br /> solve their problems; and <br /> WHEREAS, Indian River County is fortunate to have a 2-1-1 Helpline, a service of 2-1-1 Treasure <br /> Coast, that enables people to access information, provides assessment for and referral to community <br /> resources, with telephone counseling for distressed callers including suicide intervention; and <br /> WHEREAS, 2-1-1 Helpline service is free, confidential, available 24/7, with highly trained staff who <br /> are "here to listen, and here to help," who last year alone assisted over 133,000 callers in need of crisis <br /> intervention, assessment and referrals to community services; and <br /> WHEREAS, 2-1-1 Helpline looks forward to continuing to provide quality, caring assistance to the <br /> people of our community; and <br /> WHEREAS, 2-1-1 Helpline staff was also proud to reach beyond our local region to assist <br /> thousands of New Jersey victims immediately following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The caring 2- <br /> 1-1 staff not only provided comfort but also assisted individuals and families in finding shelter, medical <br /> help, water, food, warming stations, and so much more as they struggled to survive. During the ensuing <br /> two week period, 2-1-1 had received over 3,100 phone calls from individuals and families struggling in <br /> New Jersey. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF <br /> INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA that the Board recognizes February 11 - 17, 2013 as <br /> 2-1-1 AWARENESS WEEK <br /> in Indian River County and urge all citizens to be aware of the only telephone number they need to know <br /> to access information and referral to programs and services at over 2,800 sites in our community that <br /> provide assistance in such areas as Healthcare, Insurance, Volunteering, Food, Daycare, Mental Health <br /> Counseling, Support Groups, Financial Assistance, etc. . <br /> Adopted this 12th day of February, 2013. BOARD OF COUNTY <br /> COMMISSIONERS, <br /> RIVER COUNTY,F <br /> r <br /> ep . Flescher, Chairman <br /> esley S. Davis, Vice Chairman <br /> 777 <br /> z * Bob Solari g ,� <br /> �LOR1p�' <br /> Peter D. O'Bryan <br /> C ✓ J <br /> Tim Z-c <br />