JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than 2,000 leaders from 25 churches met in downtown Jacksonville Monday night with a message: "We want to do our part to make the city better."
They're asking our elected officials to do the same.
It's a program called I-CARE, the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment, which represents 21 congregations from 11 denominations in Jacksonville, Florida.
This year it voted to focus on homelessness, education and neighborhood crime.
They invited both mayoral candidates as well as someone from the state attorney's office, mayor's office, and public defender's office to discuss issues like homelessness and neighborhood crime.
Alvin Brown was there to answer questions, but Mike Hogan's campaign said he couldn't make it.