c Transform Indiana... What's the latest?: June 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Gov. Daniels: "Faith, Hope & Love" Day

Indianapolis, IN. – June 14, 2006 – Faith, Hope and Love, an organization building communities, today announced that it has received a proclamation from Governor Mitch Daniels declaring July 29, 2006 as Faith, Hope and Love Day throughout the entire state of Indiana.

“This is indeed a great honor,” said Merlin Gonzales, Founder and Director of FHL. “Last year we were honored to have July 30 declared Faith, Hope and Love Day by Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson. It has been our prayer that FHL would grow beyond the borders of Indianapolis, Indiana, and the United States of America. Knowing the Governor has seen the importance of FHL Week, and because of his declaration for the entire state of Indiana, we are well on our way to changing the world… in our own community.”

The proclamation declares that “the vision is to build communities of faith, hope and love through active participation in improving neighborhoods and by helping those in need.” It also notes that the event brings together churches, government entities and other organizations in the State of Indiana to “bridge the social, economic and spiritual gaps in our community.”

FHL Week will provide daily events such as serving public servants, providing for community restoration, and youth driven outreach as well as opportunities for visitation of the elderly and orphaned. The week-long event will culminate in a party at Conseco Fieldhouse prior to the WNBA Indiana Fever basketball game on July 29 with the FHL Festival. Everyone will enjoy carnival games, food, free t-shirts, music, and can help once again by contributing to the Toiletry Drive, an effort to provide for basic necessities for the children of Indianapolis.

To schedule an interview or to learn more details about Faith, Hope and Love Week or the FHL Festival, please contact Theresia Whitfield at 317-847-3659. More details are available at http://www.fhlcommunity.org/. Together, we can change the world in your own community.


Theresia Whitfield
Fletcher Communications