MAYOR BING SEEKS ADDITIONAL RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO SERVE AS CENSUS AMBASSADORS Census Walks Scheduled for March 27 and April 10
There is still time for Detroit residents and members of community organizations to join in the effort to promote the 2010 Census. Mayor Dave Bing is seeking 1,000 individuals to serve as Detroit Counts ambassadors, who will encourage residents to fill out and mail back their Census forms.
Volunteers will canvass neighborhoods during walks on:
Saturday, March 27 - Deployment from East and Northeast Neighborhood City Halls
Northeast District Neighborhood City Hall
2328 East 7 Mile, Suite #2, 48234
East District Neighborhood City Hall
7737 Kercheval, 48214
Saturday, April 10 - Deployment from West and Northwest Neighborhood City Halls
West District Neighborhood City Hall
18100 Meyers, 48221
Northwest District Neighborhood City Hall
19180 Grand River, 48223
We need to come together to make sure Detroit Counts, said Mayor Dave Bing. The Census brings critical funding to our city and ensures that Detroiters voices are heard in Lansing and Washington. Serving as an ambassador gives Detroiters an opportunity to truly help in this effort.
The City of Detroit hopes to recruit at least 1000 volunteers. The ambassadors will place doorknockers if residents are not home. Residents who have mailed back their forms will get lawn signs.
Because of the nature of the Census, volunteers will not be allowed to handle Census forms or discuss personal information with residents. Volunteers will arrive at their meeting location at 9 a.m. and receive instructions and materials. Ambassadors will begin canvassing around 10 a.m.
The neighborhood walks will conclude with a number of community events in April.
To volunteer, individuals and community groups should call (313) 628-0737 or 313-224-7157.