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EDHS's New Toll Free Number Reflects Brand

Chicago, Illinois -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the governmental agency responsible for creating blocks of toll free phone numbers. Today, there are six toll free codes: 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 and 844. For those of you with an interest in the Eastland Disaster, it is the newest code -- 844 -- that should be more meaningful than the others: There were 844 victims of the Eastland Disaster.

Thanks to the FCC allocating the 844 code as a new block of toll free numbers, EDHS has secured a new toll free phone number. Our new toll free phone number is: 844-724-1915 .
 
As is common knowledge within our community of followers, 844 people died in the Chicago River on 7/24/1915, making 844-724-1915 a very easy phone number to remember. Now you can call us or provide our number to your family and friends without having to first look up the phone number!
 
While there were plenty of vanity numbers available (e.g., 844-EASTLAND), we purposefully stayed away from these to be true to our brand. Our new toll free phone number becomes a way to help educate others about the history of the tragedy by containing the critically few pertinent facts for you to tell the story.

 

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