Space Coast Health Foundation and partners will offer “Dental Day” on Nov. 19 for uninsured adults who need dental extractions. Click here or dial 2-1-1 for information.
2-1-1 Brevard activated the Community Information Hotline on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and continues to staff the phones today (Oct. 11) at the Brevard Emergency Operations Center.
Specialists have logged more than 3,000 calls, most from Brevard residents. The hotline is a partnership of 2-1-1 and Brevard County Emergency Management.
Information provided by callers is being used in the official assessment of damage, which will help determine the level of assistance offered by the FEMA.
2-1-1 also can link callers who need help in the cleanup with volunteer teams coordinated by United Way of Brevard. Learn more about that partnership in a column in Florida Today.
Specialists now can provide assistance and support via text between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays, thanks to support from United Way of Brevard. Just text your ZIP code to 898211.
“We recognized that more and more people may prefer text-based communication and we’ve been working toward this for several years,” said Libby Donoghue, 2-1-1 Brevard executive director. “We know we need to use channels that meet the needs of younger residents.”