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      Trident United Way's 2-1-1 Hotline featured in the Volunteer Phonebank

      (Source: United Way)

      MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - In a moment of need, panic or crisis they are there for you. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week the 2-1-1 Hotline is just a phone call away. Their volunteers know how to handle just about any situation and can offer advice, and point folks in the right direction no-matter how big the problem is. {}{}In 2012, the 2-1-1 Hotline handled 50,000 phone calls from people across the Lowcountry, but as those call increase, so does the demand for more volunteers. {}On Wednesday the hotline will be featured on the ABC News 4 Phonebank to recruit new help.They are looking for volunteers who are respectful, empathic and dependable. {}Anyone interested must go through a training program before starting. {}The program covers general counseling skills, crisis intervention and strategies on how to handle calls.{}If you are interested call 881-5837 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to talk to the organization. {}If you can't call during the phonebank you can call two other numbers anytime. {}Those number are: (843) 744-HELP or 1-800-922-2283. {}

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