A mini-conference dedicated to helping faith-based, non-profit, charitable organizations gain better access to government grants and programs will be held on Saturday, July 12, at Wind of the Spirit Worship Center Foursquare Church in the City of Riverside.

This forum was organized jointly by local pastors with the assistance of Assemblyman Ray Haynes (R-Murrieta). The purpose of the forum is to bring together groups that either are already providing services to the community, or who would like to learn how to more effectively organize a charitable outreach program with representatives from various public and private agencies who manage funds and programs that can assist them in their community service.

Assemblyman Haynes commented, “Churches and non-profit organizations have long done much of the most important work in helping those who most need it in their communities. They generally do so more efficiently and far more cost-effectively than similar programs run directly by the government.

The purpose of this program is to introduce the people who are already doing the work to some government resources that they may not have been aware of or didn’t know how to access.”

Pastor Bland stated, “Combining the volunteer spirit and hard work of our parishioners with available government resources allows far more good to be done right here in our communities. The money is already available, but we need to show people how to get it.”

To RSVP to attend the mini-conference, please call (909) 354-9687.