Homework: File Your Census

Although filing our census questionnaires may not help people financially in the immediate future, there are some immediate benefits and many long term benefits.

A short-term benefit is that filing your census questionnaire that came to your household recently is a pro-active step, that does not involve any social contact.  It can be filed online or in the mail.

Long term benefits of  responding to the U.S. Census questionnaire

When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. … Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods.

Fewer Census workers will need to make phone calls and go door to door if people will do this work themselves.

Other ways you can engage during the Covid-19 shutdown:

Join NextDoor.com and see a community-wide dialog

All young people under age 18 can access free lunches on weekdays in locations throughout the Albion community.  Click the image below to see the Facebook page for Marshall Public Schools.

Starr Commonwealth, has “Driven to Heal” resources online to help parents and othersdeal with this crisis:

COVID-19, School Cancellation, and Trauma