Why Join the Governor’s Faith and Community Initiative?
The Governor’s Faith and Community Initiative is the way to get plugged in to the Governor’s real-time efforts to engage, connect, and support the faith and community organizations of Florida. Specifically, you can expect:
Relevant, meaningful updates on the Initiative, including faith and community specific tools
Faith and community leader calls with the Governor and senior administration leaders
Real-time information from state agencies about vulnerable populations you serve
Be officially recognized by the Initiative
Governor Ron DeSantis: National Day of Prayer Special Address
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