Archive for August, 2014

Calls to 2-1-1 increase in days after Robin Williams’ death

Robin WilliamsForty-eight calls routed to 2-1-1 Brevard via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the four days after Robin Williams’ death by suicide.
That compares with 10 in the same four days of the previous week.
“If there’s something positive coming out of it, then it is this conversation,” 2-1-1 Brevard executive director Libby Donoghue told “Florida Today” for an article in the aftermath of the actor-comedian’s death on Aug. 11.
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July: Almost 1,500 calls linked to basic needs of life

In July 2014, 2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 1,417 needs categorized as basic, such as paying utility bills and finding food or shelter.
July 2014 Snapshot

Who says there’s no free lunch? Kids eat free throughout Brevard

Sunmer Breakspot logoUpdate: 2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists helped at least 124 families find summer meals as part of Summer BreakSpot and United Way of Brevard’s Feed and Read.
Original post: Free lunches for children will be served beginning in June throughout Brevard County as part of Florida’s Summer BreakSpot and United Way of Brevard’s Feed and Read.
Click here for BreakSpot and here for Feed and Read.
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Wells Fargo contributes $1,000 grant to 2-1-1 Brevard

Wells Fargo logo2-1-1 Brevard Inc. was selected by Wells Fargo in Cocoa Beach to receive a $1,000 grant through the bank’s annual Community Partners Giving Program.
The award was presented at a recent breakfast event by Debra Jodts, Wells Fargo North Brevard District manager. It was accepted by Belinda Stewart, communications manager for 2-1-1 Brevard.
In 2013, Wells Fargo invested more than $11 million in nonprofits and schools in Florida.