DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) —Wiregrass 2-1-1 held a ribbon cutting for their brand-new facility.
The ceremony for the new facility, located in front of the Houston County Road and Bridge Complex at 2358 Columbia Highway, was attended by community members and business owners who have supported 2-1-1.
David Duke, director of Wiregrass 2-1-1, spoke at the ceremony, thanking those who have supported the program over the years and expressing his hope for a bright future.
Tim Duke, David’s brother, and supporter of Wiregrass 2-1-1, joined the ribbon cutting via pre-recorded video to express how happy he was with the success of the program and pledged to match dollar-for-dollar donations to Wiregrass 2-1-1 up to $5,000. Wiregrass Marine Corps. League donated exactly $211.23.
Duke said the new facility is a dream come true, and they plan to use their new space for their volunteers, training, and to hold meetings for local non-profits
During the ceremony, Duke also announced, to the displeasure of the crowd, that in August, he will be stepping down as director, and Marc Cronin, 2-1-1’s contact center and resource manager will be taking his place.
The 2-1-1 program is available by phone, text, chat, and web, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
By the end of Friday, February 10, Wiregrass 2-1-1 hopes to raise at least $10,000 for the program. You can donate by texting “211Day” to 53-555, or visiting here!