Laid-off Worker Center taking appointments for September

WICHITA — United Way of the Plains is taking calls this week to set up appointments for September at its Laid-Off Worker Center.

To schedule an appointment, call the United Way's information number at 211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline to register is Friday.

To qualify for help, a person must have been laid off and approved for unemployment compensation sometime since Oct. 1, 2008. They also must have been laid off in Sedgwick, Butler or Sumner counties, or lived in those counties at the time of the layoff.

Residents must show they have emergency financial needs and have insufficient personal resources to adequately provide food, clothing and shelter.