COUNCIL OF HONOR SOCIETIES DONATES $2000 TO ACTIVATE 2-1-1 HELP LINE IN LUMPKIN COUNTY

DAHLONEGA, Ga., April 15, 2008 -- North Georgia College & State University's honor societies have donated $2000 to activate Lumpkin County's new 2-1-1 help line. Once the 2-1-1 line goes into service on July 7, a Lumpkin County resident will be able to dial the three-digit number in order to reach an operator who will refer the caller to an agency that
will help with chronic health problems, financial problems requiring help with food or shelter, or other needs for social services.

According to Dr. Gessell, the NGCSU executive director of regional engagement, "This resource will support the quality of life of our neighbors. The 2-1-1 line will help social-service and health-care providers, as well as members of the community."

Participating in this Council of Honor Societies project were Alpha Kappa Delta, sociology; Alpha Phi Sigma, criminal justice; Beta Gamma Sigma, business administration; Phi Eta Sigma, freshmen; Pi Delta Phi, French; Pi Gamma Mu, social sciences; Pi Sigma Alpha, political science; Psi Chi, psychology; and Sigma Theta Tau, nursing. The Council of Honor Societies coordinated the project and provided funding as well.