QUOTE: “The count can [and] will really determine the funding for many agencies in this city who benefit from federal funding in many ways.” —Rudy Rasmus, pastor of St. John’s Downtown in Houston, who was one of a number of Houston-area pastors discussing the importance of church members participating in the census on Sunday. The federal government uses census data to allocate about $400 billion of aid money, and many church ministries, such as Rasmus’ Bread of Life, rely that aid. [kvue.com, 3/8/10]
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