City of Saginaw, Michigan

September 1, 2020 SAGINAW, MI –The City of Saginaw would like to remind citizens that time is running out to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. Citizens have until September 30, 2020 to respond.

In an effort to encourage and assist residents who wish to complete the Census, the City of Saginaw is partnering with Saginaw County to host another “Census On The Go” awareness event this Friday, September 4 from 11am to 1pm at Old Town Christian Outreach Center, 600 Gratiot Avenue.

The Census On The Go events make it easy for citizens to complete their 2020 U.S. Census. At Friday’s event, local volunteers and city staff members will be available to answer questions and assist citizens in completing the online census. Computers will be available at Friday’s event for citizens to access the https://my2020census.gov/ website to complete the Census online. While at the event, participants can enjoy a free lunch from a local food truck vendor. Free giveaways will also be available for everyone who attends. Members of Old Town Christian Outreach Center will also be onsite to assist and inform citizens of the many community services provided at Old Town Christian Outreach Center.

Every person counted in 2020 U.S. Census—every adult, teenager, child, and infant--- counts for $1,800 annually in federal money available to the City of Saginaw for vital programs like Head Start, WIC, Bridge Card, public transportation and roads, Section 8 Housing Assistance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Each person not counted in the 2020 Census before September 30th could result in many of these programs bring reduced, or even going away for lack of funds to support them.

Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Moore encouraged residents to get involved. “We ask every resident to do their part by completing the U.S. Census and assist friends, neighbors and family members who have not responded,” said Moore. “If people really want to make a difference in our city and build a better future for our community, they should take a few minutes to complete the census.”

Hand sanitizers and disinfectants will be available for computer use at Friday’s event. Participants are asked to wear an appropriate face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Several additional Census On The Go events are planned throughout the month of September. Citizens can visit our website at www.saginaw-mi.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cityofsaginawgovernment/ for further updates.

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