The Reverend Theresa Mercer will meet with the local faith community to speak about allocated funds from the State of Maryland for faith-based initiatives on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Frostburg State University's Guild Center, room 104.
Mercer serves as the training and technical assistant specialist for the Faith-Based Partnership Initiative at the Governor's Office of Crime and Prevention.
The state initiative is affiliated with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which has the lead responsibility to promote the President's agenda to strengthen and expand grassroots and faith-based services. The White House Office works with federal agencies, Congress and state and local governments to promote policy, legal, and regulatory changes. It also works with private philanthropies, the nonprofit sector, businesses, America's many faith communities and neighborhood groups to encourage, inform and strengthen a renewed commitment to community service.
This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Cindy Troutman or Cherie Krug at FSU's Center for National Service and Volunteerism by calling (301) 687-4210.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.
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