United Way "211" Line To Now Serve Military

Pikes Peak United Way will officially serve a new community of people with its 211 information program.

It has partnered up with the Peak Military Care Network in an effort to help veterans and service members personally by connecting them with United Way advocates.

By calling 211, military members will be assisted with services.

Michelle Milner, the Pikes Peak United Way 211 director, noted that the Colorado Springs' sizable active-duty and retired military community is a largely untapped portion of the population potentially in need of the types of assistance the United Way provides.

"It's a natural fit with 211 since that’s what we do every single day for the people in our community in need," Milner said. "Now we’re just adding military population to the population that we serve."

Milner told 11 News the partnership has been in the works for awhile, but is now finally coming to fruition.

If needing to reach the United Way, you can call 211 or call United Way directly at 955-0742.