The United Way of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Regional Alliance For The Troops (RAFTT) Serve Military Families

As part of their November 10th Veterans and Family Day Open House and Breakfast, the United Way of Greater St. Louis will announce the addition of the St. Louis Regional Alliance for The Troops (RAFTT) portal (www.raftt.org) to their listing of providers available through the 2-1-1 program, a confidential service designed to connect people with available community resources.

“2-1-1 Is United Way‟s information and referral hotline where people can call 24/7 to find help or to give help. The addition of RAFTT and its Alliance members to the 2-1-1 database will enhance access to services dedicated to military members, their families, and veterans”, said John Glenn, Vice President of the Tri-County Division of United Way.

“Having 24 hour, seven day a week access by phone to a trained, caring professional is an important enhancement for military families and veterans searching for providers to meet their needs”, said Lee Metcalf, retired Navy Admiral and Program Director for the RAFTT, “My thanks to the United Way and to the design team at Daugherty Business Solutions who have worked tirelessly to make the portal a reality.”

The United Way invites all military members and veterans to this November 10th event. Visit www.stl.unitedway.org and click on “events” for more information and to register to attend. The first 200 to arrive will receive a family “deployment bag” of gifts, courtesy of the RAFTT. All attendees can register for the attendance raffle. Among the prizes are 2 pair of Rams football tickets and QuikTrip gas cards.