Advocacy Event: Answering Community Needs with 2-1-1

Category: Community Interest

Event Date:

Friday, September 27, 2019


7:30 am - 8:30 am


United Way of Greater Toledo
424 Jackson St
Toledo, OH 43604

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GENERAL EVENT NOTICE: Due to recent concern over the spread of the corona virus, suggests confirming with the actual organizers that this event is still proceeding as planned.

Event Details:

Join United Way of Greater Toledo for its third quarter advocacy event, Answering Community Needs with 2-1-1.

Our short, 45-minute breakfast program will review United Way’s recent 2-1-1 transition to Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo, Michigan, how 2-1-1 can save taxpayer money by addressing nonemergent 9-1-1 calls, as well as other public policy initiatives we hope to accomplish to uplift this vital program.

Councilmember Sandy Spang will lead the conversation around the strengthening of a 2-1-1 / 9-1-1 partnership, as a way to save time and resources of fire, EMS and police respondents. See our full schedule below:

7:30 – 7:45 a.m., Registration, mingling and breakfast
7:45 – 7:50 a.m., Welcome – Wendy Pestrue, President & CEO, UWGT
7:50 – 8:00 a.m., Overview of 2-1-1 and our vision for 2-1-1’s future – Jill Bunge, Director of Community Impact
8:00 – 8:20 a.m., Building a 2-1-1 / 9-1-1 partnership – Councilmember Sandy Spang
8:20 – 8:30 a.m., 2-1-1 advocacy efforts – Lucas Stall, Manager of Public Affairs & Advocacy

This event is made possible by grant dollars generously donated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which helps continue United Way of Greater Toledo’s ongoing public policy and advocacy learning sessions for community members.

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