United Way studing

Monday, May 21, 2001 at 12:00am

The United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is studying whether using a 211 telephone prefix would help callers find social services quickly, much like 911 is used for emergencies. If it comes to pass, it would be a part of a national trend for such a social services gateway.

Last July, the FCC handed the non-profit world one of its heftiest tools when it designated 211 as a health and human services abbreviation nationwide.

Phil Martin of Mercatus Communications, the United Way

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