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In Waco, National Commission To Host Public Meeting on the Role of the Faith Community in Meeting Critical Community Needs

Posted: July 10, 2018

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In Waco, National Commission To Host Public Meeting on the Role of the Faith Community in Meeting Critical Community Needs

 

In a post Hurricane Harvey landscape, discuss the role of the faith community in inspiring and organizing more individuals to serve to meet critical community needs.

 

WACO, T.X. – The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will host a public meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Dewey Community Center. The public meeting will explore the ways in which the faith community of Waco meets critical community needs, particularly focusing on issue areas of food, disaster, and long-term civic engagement. The panel will feature Jimmy Dorrell, former president and co-founder of Mission Waco and Elizabeth Darling, president and CEO of the OneStar Foundation.

 

This is the seventh stop in the commission’s two-year effort to increase participation in national, public, and military service by all Americans and to review the military selective service process.

 

WHAT:           National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service Public Meeting

WHEN:          Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Dewey Community Center, Meeting Room , 925 North 9th Street, Waco, TX, 76707   

RSVP:             The event is OPEN Press. Please RSVP with name, position (reporter, camera, photographer, etc.), media outlet, email, and phone to erin.a.schneider@inspire2serve.gov.

 

The bipartisan, 11-member commission was created by Congress last year to develop recommendations to encourage and inspire more Americans—specifically young people—to serve their country and strengthen democracy, and consider the need for a military draft. The Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is igniting a national conversation about the importance of service as it develops recommendations for the American public, Congress, and the president by March 2020.

 

The commission is working to increase participation in national, public, and military service by all Americans and review the military selective service process. The commission will gather recommendations by holding public meetings, visiting service sites, talking with young people, and meeting with government, nonprofit, civic and for-profit leaders.

 

During their two-day visit to Waco on July 19-20, the Commission will highlight Texas’ long history of faith-based service to the community and country through a series of meetings with faith, business and philanthropic leaders, and service members. The Commission will also visit Cranfills Gap and Fort Hood.

 

The commission invites the public to share comments on its website www.inspire2serve.gov or via its request for comments published in the Federal Register. Please join the digital conversation on service by following the commission on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or by following the hashtag #Inspire2Serve.         

 

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