Wiregrass 2-1-1 Sips Its Way to $13,000

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jun. 20, 2019 at 11:11 PM CDT
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Wiregrass 2-1-1 celebrated its 11th anniversary tonight with its annual fundraiser Sip, Celebrate, and Give.

Wiregrass 2-1-1 has helped numerous people in the area over its 11-year span and today was no different.

Executive Director David Duke says the call center has answered 160-thousand calls since they opened in 2008.

In the past year calls have increased 12%.

They've been able to direct people to agencies that assist with a variety of needs.

Tonight The Grand was full of people eager to help them continue their mission.

Sip, Celebrate, & Give is Wiregrass 2-1-1's biggest fundraiser because they receive no state or federal funding every penny counts.

"100 percent of that will also remain local so that we can provide services to those living in our local communities so you know people can rest assured that their money is not going anywhere,” said David Duke, Executive Director of Wiregrass 211.

“It's staying here in our local communities."

The event raised more than $13,000.

You can call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

To get help or give help, simply dial 2-1-1.