WNC Communities Approved Statement to Utilize with Communities’ Initiated Press Releases:
Regional nonprofit, WNC Communities, is partnering with active community development clubs who participate in the annual WNC Honors Awards Program to assist in getting our communities across WNC counted in the 2020 census.
Director of Community and Agriculture Programs for WNC Communities, Terri Wells states “It is critical that we get all of our community members counted because of the direct impact on funding and services for the next ten years. At this time, Western North Carolina is under-reported, and we are excited to work in partnership with our community development club leaders across Western North Carolina on our WNC Communities Get Counted Program to assist their community members in getting counted. Everyone counts, and we want to ensure that no one is left out. We also appreciate the partnership of Dogwood Health Trust who is providing funding for this program. This funding directly benefits our participating communities across Western North Carolina.”
Community efforts are underway this summer to assist community members with getting counted. Community Development Club volunteers are not working for nor representing the census. As trusted voices in their communities, they are volunteering to ensure that their community members get counted.
Spring Mountain Community Club is asking all residents in our community to step forward and be counted! Participate in the 2020 Census and help us get funds and services for our area. Need help? Contact Maria Horton at 828 778-0279 for assistance.