Today, United Way of Pennsylvania and United Way supporters stood with Senator Patrick Browne (R-Lehigh) and Representative Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) to recognize February 11th as PA 2-1-1 Day. 2-1-1 is the free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help. In 2017, just shy of 200,000 people turned to 2-1-1 in Pennsylvania for help. People contact 2-1-1 to find information on basic needs, such as utility assistance or to find the closest food bank. However, 2-1-1 also provides callers with everyday information like where to take their child for developmental screening, or how to locate job training. 2-1-1 has even been activated for emergency situations in 2017 including flooding in Butler county and the snow blizzard that hit Erie.