United Way Creates Helpline For Sandy Emergencies

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. –   The United Way of Westchester and Putnam has established a free, confidential helpline and online database to provide Hudson Valley residents a wide range of resources during the post-Hurricane Sandy emergency.

The helpline number is 2-1-1, and the database website is www.hudson211.org.

United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline offers information and referrals to health and human services organizations. Call specialists can communicate with callers in more than 250 languages. The line is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week with expanded hours possible during emergencies.

Those affected by the hurricane are encouraged to dial 2-1-1 for information pertaining to shelters, evacuation routes, road closures, recovery services, power outages, donations, volunteer opportunities and other disaster-related services.

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United Way's 2-1-1 will be open 24 hours for the next few days.

New alert: Outages in cell coverage in the area have been reported. You may experience a short DELAY when calling United Way or 2-1-1. Stay on the line for a few seconds.

If you are unable to reach 2-1-1 by cell, please try again a few minutes later or dial 1-800-899-1479. You can also visit www.hudson211.org.