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United Way recognizes the volunteers and companies at annual meeting

United Way of Marion County recently recognized some volunteers at their annual meeting of the membership and campaign thank event. More

United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline Selected as ReferralService for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 24, 2014) – Heart of Florida United Way’s (HFUW) 2-1-1, a free, 24-hour information, referral and crisis helpline, was recently selected to become one of five nationwide National Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) call centers and one of two text centers by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. HFUW 2-1-1 was selected to represent FEMA Regions III and IV, but all participating centers will respond to contacts from all 10 FEMA regions

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2014 Legislative Consensus Agenda

Ocala,  FL  (January 28, 2014) ---- Today, United Way of Marion County joined Florida’s 31 other local United Ways in putting forward the 2014 United Way of Florida Legislative Consensus Agenda. More

United Way launches text messaging service to expand 211 assistance

United Way of Marion County recently launched a messaging service 898-211 (TXT211), which provides another convenient way for Marion County residents to access United Way 2-1-1 assistance with housing, utilities, affordable child care, elder services, mental health issues and other critical needs. More
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