If you need assistance during this crisis, use the United Way of Rock River Valley's 211 helpline to connect to a real person for information.

These are very difficult times we are living in right now. At some point, you may need help finding out information about financial, physical, mental, or other needs. Sometimes, it's hard to navigate through the internet to find exactly what you need. That's why they set up the 211 phone number. Give it a call and you will speak with an actual person that can point you in the right direction.

I had the opportunity to speak with Linda Sandquist from the United Way of Rockford River Valley to find out what kind of services are available and how to get the information. Please take a listen.

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They also recently added more operators to take the larger volume of calls.

A United Way COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund for Winnebago and Ogle Counties has been established. This fund will support the needs of residents and their children to help alleviate hardships they may be experiencing.

For more info, HERE.

If you would like to make a donation, TEXT the word TOGETHER to 40403


 

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