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City of Elkins honors United Way

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Elkins Mayor Van Broughton signs a proclamation declaring today ‘WV 211 Day.’ Pictured from left are Karen Gainer, United Way of Randolph County board member; Broughton; Karrah Washington, UWRC executive director; and Gary Clay, UWRC board member.

ELKINS — In recognition for United Way of Randolph County’s services and specific programs offered to serve people in the community, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton has declared today “WV 211 Day.”

“The City of Elkins is a partner with United Way of Randolph County WV211 Network to provide assistance for all those we serve,” Broughton read in a proclamation.

Statewide, WV211 serves as a collaborative project of United Ways of West Virginia to provide a database for individuals seeking assistance to browse health and human services online, learn about available programs and their requirements, eligibility, operation hours and more, according to information provided by the program’s website.

“WV211 provides free assistance to our community, providing human service referrals to connect Randolph County residents to vital community resources such as free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, food resources, health care and insurance assistance, housing and utility payment assistance, employment services, veteran services, childcare referrals and family services,” Broughton read.

Individuals seeking assistance may dial 2-1-1 on their telephone to be put in contact with a specialist who has the resources to provide health and human service information and referrals. The 2-1-1 services are free and available 24-hours a day, according to information provided by the program in a news release.

In addition to the city-wide proclamation, the Randolph County Commission also signed a proclamation declaring today “WV 211 Day” across the county.

Eighteen area non-profit agencies are serviced by UWRC through providing funding and other assistance.

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