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Bridging the Gap Summit in the heart of “Eden of California”

Bridging the Gap Summit in the heart of "Eden of California"

The Historic Oak Park District in the City of Sacramento, is the first urban suburb of one of the early chartered cities in California, "Eden of California."  The living legacy of Oak Park continues to face unique challenges at the transportation hub of the California State Capitol.  California. 

Interfaith leaders, law enforcement leaders and community leaders "Bridge the Gap" in unity building a safe and healthy community.

Many faith based communities have a creation story in an agricultural setting.  Many speak of "the seed is in itself" and "being fruitful and multiply" as the written word suggests.  Father Dan Madigan living vision for the Sacrmento Food Bank today includes "drug free" classes, literacy programs, growing healthy food while expanding innovative service to our unique regional community. 

The International Faith Based Coalition will convene its second Bridging the Gap summit on August 13th at the Sacramento Food Bank as an opportunity for community leaders to collaborate on what actions are currently being taken to build a safe, healthy Sacramento and to discuss what further actions can be taken to win this important fight.

Hosting the event will be the Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area ~ White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.  Speakers will include US Justice Department Attorney Ben Wagner, Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel as well as Oak Park community leaders and Interfaith leaders called together by a son of Oak Park, Bishop Ron Allen.

The summit aims to bridge the gap between law enforcement, our community and faith based leaders.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with others taking action against drugs and drug addiction and to learn what further resources are available to assist current community empowerment efforts.  The summit will also offer those taking part the opportunity to learn what law enforcement is doing to make Sacramento safer and healthier and how they can get involved.

“We all want our children to grow up free of fear and with healthy bodies and minds,” said International Faith Based Coalition President Bishop Ron Allen. “What a phenomenal opportunity we now have to come together and take action to make our goals a reality.”

Eric Eisenhammer of the Foundation for a Drug Free World’s Sacramento chapter said, “The last Bridging the Gap summit marked a milestone for our community.  Transformative empowerment efforts are already underway and we are grateful for the opportunity to help take those efforts to the next level.”

The Bridging the Gap Summit takes place from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on August 13th at Sacramento’s Food Bank, located on 3333 3rd Avenue, Historic Oak Park District, Sacramento, California, the "Eden of California." 

All community members are invited to attend.

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