LAKELAND, Fla. (CW44 News at 10) – Dr. Jerry Haag, president and CEO of One More Child, was recently reappointed to the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council at the request of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis is the third governor to appoint The Hague to this role.
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“It is a great honor to continue to work with Governor DeSantis and our elected representatives to ensure that every child and family in Florida has access to vital services,” The Hague said. “In our organization, all we do is help one child more and strengthen each family. It’s humbling to be part of such a diverse council of leaders who focus every resource on Florida’s most vulnerable.”
The 14-member council makes recommendations to the governor and the Florida Legislature on ways the government and faith-based partners can work together to improve children’s welfare, criminal justice, disaster planning, family initiatives and more through legislation and strategic planning.
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Dr. The Hague, who also chairs the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) board and is a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, became the ninth president in One More Child’s history in 2007. One More Child provides Christ-centered services to foster children, hungry children, victims for sex trafficking, single mothers and struggling families.
By 2020, One More Child affected more than 324,000 children and families in 14 countries. One More Child’s International Headquarters is located in Lakeland, Fla.
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More information about the council can be found at http://www.flgov.com/fbcb/