Governor Noem attends Faith & Hope Community Breakfast
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Faith & Hope Community Breakfast took place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center this morning.
Business and community leaders throughout the area gathered to discuss issues like reducing poverty and empowering
disadvantaged communities. Governor Kristi Noem was in attendance and had the honor of introducing the special guest speaker, Bob Woodson.
“He spent his lifetime in poverty-stricken areas. Administering to people’s hearts but also to their physical needs and coordinating local efforts to really turn communities around. I’m thrilled that he’s in South Dakota. I’ve known him for many years and he’s someone that might light a fire inside all of us to work together in new ways,” said Governor Noem.
Mr. Woodson is also the founder and president of the Woodson Center and was recently honored at the White House. Governor Noem will be going with him to the Pine Ridge Reservation to help address some of the issues that are going on there.
Governor Noem went on to say, “Bob Woodson will be sharing down in Pine Ridge as well, so we’ll listen to his presentation. And then I’ll be taking a team of people that will be able to work together on some new ideas to facilitate mentoring services, also some of their challenges that they may be facing, economic development opportunities.” She added that going to the reservation is a great chance for her to meet with community members and spend time with them.