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Legislation #: 150075 Introduction Date: 2/5/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS DAVIS, SHARP, MARCASON, TAYLOR, FORD, CURLS, JAMES, JR., REED, HILL, CIRCO AND GLOVER
Title: Declaring February 11, 2015, as Kansas City 2-1-1 Day.

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2/3/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/5/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150075

 

Declaring February 11, 2015, as Kansas City 2-1-1 Day.

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City hopes that all of its citizens enjoy healthy, meaningful and productive lives; and

 

WHEREAS, United Way of Greater Kansas City advances the common good for all our citizens by creating opportunities for a better life for everyone; and

 

WHEREAS, United Way of Greater Kansas City has sponsored the United Way 2-1-1 information resource in our region since 2006; and

 

WHEREAS, United Way 2-1-1 is a 24-hour call center and online database resource available at no charge to the citizens of Kansas City, connecting more than 120,000 callers from 23 counties every year with the community resources they need for assistance with basic needs, education, financial stability, health care, veterans services, volunteer opportunities, and emergency responses; and

 

WHEREAS, United Way 2-1-1 has answered more than one million calls from people in need from throughout the Greater Kansas City region in the past seven years; and

 

WHEREAS, United Way 2-1-1 is one call for those in need to be connected to resources in the community and to be assisted in case of economic, social or natural disasters; and

 

WHEREAS, United Way’s Community Advisory Council strongly supports and endorses the critical services that United Way 2-1-1 provides for the citizens of this region; and

 

WHEREAS, United Way’s 2-1-1 is a critical and necessary service for all those who live in Kansas City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare February 11, 2015, as Kansas City 2-1-1 Day; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Susie Bower, Vice-President of Community Engagement, United Way, with the Mayor and Council urging all citizens to join in this recognition.

 

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