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.”
Finalists have been named for the Parrish Medical Center Stars of Space Coast Awards to honor the “stellar work” of nonprofits, which will be presented Sept. 16 by 2-1-1 Brevard:
Nominations are closed for the 2016 Parrish Medical Center Stars of the Space Coasts Awards, presented by 2-1-1 Brevard to honor the “stellar work” in nonprofits in Brevard County.
The deadline for submissions is midnight Aug. 19. Finalists will announced Aug. 25. Tickets are on sale for the awards presentation, which will be held Sept. 16 at Eastern Florida State College.
In addition to Parrish as title sponsor, award sponsors include Brenner Real Estate, Health First, Hospice of St. Francis and Florida Power & Light. First-place winners in each category receive a cash award.
Click below for forms and instructions. Click on photo for more about event.
Rules for Nominations
Superstar Nomination Form
Supernova Nomination Form
Lodestar Nomination Form
The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Students in Brevard Public Schools return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Click here for details on tax holiday.
Parrish Medical Center has signed on as the title sponsor for the second annual “Stars of the Space Coast Awards,” presented on Sept. 16 by 2-1-1 Brevard.
“We are excited to work with Parrish to bring awareness to the ‘stellar work’ of nonprofits in our county,” said Libby Donoghue, executive director of 2-1-1 Brevard.
More sponsors will be announced soon. Click here for event details.
Suzanne Sparling, executive director of communications at Eastern Florida State College, will serve as the new board president for 2-1-1 Brevard Inc.
Maj. Dan Singleton of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will fill the role of vice president, while Monica Ali-Gordon, supervising senior auditor at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, will be treasurer.
Immediate past president is Greg Smith, director of business development at Parrish Medical Center.
2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 4,568 calls in June. More than 1,900 callers wanted help with basic needs, while more than 550 had questions about primary health care. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the current fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.
Brevard’s brush with Tropical Storm Colin on June 6 gave 2-1-1 Brevard a chance to activate the newly named Citizen Information Hotline for the first time since 2008.
About a dozen storm-related calls came in through the partnership with county Emergency Management — most about sandbags.