Feb.11 is 2-1-1 Day—how the 3-digit number from United Way helps thousands in Alabama

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The team is connected to thousands of ways to help you. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

In preparation for 2-1-1 Day on February 11, we decided to learn how three little numbers make a huge impact in Alabama. United Way of Central Alabama’s (UWCA) 2-1-1 line, a 24/7 free service, is an invaluable asset when we come across hard times.

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More neighbors are looking at a long + hungry winter—7 ways you can help food banks in Birmingham

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A mobile food bank with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Photo via Community Food Bank of Central Alabama’s Facebook

COVID cases, unemployment and loss of family members all combine to mean more of our neighbors in the Greater Birmingham Area are facing a long and hungry winter. Food banks play a critical role in helping many people continue to eat. This holiday season, you can make a difference in your community by helping one of these organizations. Keep reading to find out how.

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About to lose your housing in Birmingham? Get help now

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Every month, rent or mortgage payments are due. Photo via Unsplash

In March, the US Congress “passed a federal mandate prohibiting evictions or foreclosures until July 24 in response to the coronavirus pandemic,” according to CNBC. Since July 24 is Friday, we pulled together resources for anyone in Birmingham that may be facing a housing crisis—whether eviction, foreclosure or homelessness.

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