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Photo courtesy of Charlene Cook

Mullens Opportunity Center is serving as a Census Hub in Wyoming County to answer questions and provide information concerning the 2020 Census. Staff members include, from left, Sebastian Brooks, Emily Graham, Jada Hopkins, Charlene Cook, Tim McGraw, and, not pictured, Catlyn Davis.

Mullens Opportunity Center (MOC) is serving as a Census Hub in Wyoming County to answer questions and provide information about this year’s census count.

Charlene Cook, project coordinator, stressed the importance of each person being counted in the 2020 census.

The census directs more than $7 billion in federal money to West Virginia, according to Cook.

For every West Virginian that is not counted, the state loses about $3,000 in revenue.

This is funding that affects education, health care, SNAP, and other programs, she explained.

The MOC Hub will be hosting a community meeting March 16 to inform the community about this year’s census and its importance.

The staff will be conducting a free drawing for all who come into the MOC and register.

On April 1, the staff will also host a “CountMeInWV” community event to celebrate National Census Day with free drawings, for those who participate, to be conducted at the end of the day.

Cook encourages the community to attend the events to gain knowledge of how important the census is.

Staff members also include Tim McGraw, Caitlyn Davis, Emily Graham, and Sebastian Brooks.

The group looks forward to working with all who desire to better their community, Cook emphasized.

For more information, phone 304-294-6188 or visit the MOC Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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