Census van to tour Maui
The Hawaii Counts 2010 Census Van will visit Maui communities this week to promote the 2010 Census.
2010 Census questionnaires are now being delivered to homes without mailboxes.
Mailing of the 2010 Census questionnaires will begin March 15-17. Residents are encouraged to mail back the questionnaires by Census Day on April 1.
In early April, census takers will go door-to-door to assist residents who did not mail back their questionnaire.
In January, the U.S. Census launched “Portrait of America,” with 13 cargo vans traveling throughout the nation to promote and encourage participation in the 2010 Census.
The Los Angeles Regional Census Center, which includes Hawaii, allocated resources to promote the 2010 Census in the Aloha State with a customized Hawaii Counts Van.
The van will visit Maui under the following schedule: March 10 — Kipahulu ‘Ohana at 8 a.m., Hana Health Center at 11 a.m., Feed My Sheep (Hana Hotel) at 4 p.m. and Hana Bay at 6 p.m.; March 11 — Keanae Church at 8 a.m., Baldwin Park at 11 a.m., Makena Beach at 2 p.m., Hale Kaukau Kihei at 4 p.m. and Kihei Minit Stop at 6 p.m.; March 12 — Maalaea Boat Harbor at 8 a.m., Olowalu Farmers’ Market at 11 a.m., Lahaina Cannery Mall at 2 p.m. and Kalama Napili at 6 p.m.; March 13 — Smoothie Stand at 8 a.m., Kahukuloa Church at 10 a.m., Waihee Park at 1 p.m. and Waiehu Beach Park at 3 p.m.; March 14 — Minit Stop Dairy Road at 8 a.m., King’s Cathedral at 11 a.m. and Maui Mall at 4 p.m.; March 15 — Minit Stop Wailuku at 8 a.m. and Iao Valley at 11 a.m.