UWP offers text subscription to clear confusion about assistance programs during pandemic

United Way of Pennsylvania and its partner PA 211 have created a free text message subscription service to provide information on public health measures, how to get help through the federal government’s stimulus package, and state resources for those struggling with a loss of income.

UWP President Kristen Rotz said the text subscription a simple way to deliver vetted information directly to people who need it.

“There was lots of opportunity for fraud, because individuals had some general awareness that they were supposed to get payments but didn’t really understand how that would happen,” she said.

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To subscribe, text PACOVID to 898-211


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