NAACP to host drive-thru census counting events
The Hartsville Branch of the NAACP will host two drive-thru 2020 census counting events in July and August. Those who attend the events and complete the census survey will be entered into a raffle to win either a flat-screen television or a tablet.
Every ten years, the Constitution of the United States mandates counting those living in the United States and five U.S. territories. In March, households received invitations to respond to a short questionnaire, either online, by phone, or by mail. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the nation, and specifically disrupted the census count.
To support census completion, the Hartsville Branch of the NAACP received a grant from the United Way Association of SC (in partnership with the SC Grantmakers Network and Together SC). The Hartsville Branch will help to increase the response rates of hard-to-count populations in Hartsville and Lamar.
On Saturday July 18, between 12 noon and 3 p.m., residents are invited to the Butler Community Center campus in Hartsville, 1103 S 6th Street.
On Saturday, August 15, between 12 noon and 3 p.m., residents are invited to Hines Funeral Home in Lamar, 201 West Pearl Street.
At each event, residents can fill out the census survey online, receive a safety bag gift (while supplies last), and be entered into a drawing for a prize. The census survey only takes 10 minutes to complete!
For more information on these events, please contact President Lunella Williams at 843-616-1294, or 1st Vice Jennifer Heusel at 812-606-9198. Information is also listed on the Hartsville Branch’s Facebook page.