The Florida National Guard Foundation, Inc. was founded as a not-for-profit Organization in April 1983 with the purpose to provide charitable and educational aide in the form of money and other property and services. The Foundation also agreed to administer a scholarship program developed by the Florida National Guard Association of Florida.
The In God We Trust Foundation is honored to fund and award $75,000 for college scholarship for the children of the Guard’s service members.
Camp Anderson is a 56 acre youth camp located in Old Town Florida about one hour west of Gainesville Florida. It is in a perfect central location to easily serve the entire state. The camp property is located on the banks of the beautiful Suwannee River in an area that is known for having more fresh water springs than any other place in the world.
Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.
As noted elsewhere, the In God We Trust Foundation, Inc. was privileged to fund and award $75,000 to The Martyrs of La Florida Missions, Inc. for teaching the significance of religion in American & Florida history.
From 1549 to 1761 many priests and natives were killed in evangelizing the faith in our nation's colonial land known as La Florida.
It is a seamless story that began in 1549 with the courageous landing of the Dominicans in Tampa Bay – and ended in 1761 in Pensacola as three Apalachee Indians were killed trying to protect the Eucharist.
For example, Antonio Cuipo was an Apalachee Indian and chief. Husband and father, teacher of the Catechism, singer, guitar and flute player, carpenter devoted to St. Joseph, Antonio was respected and loved by native and Spanish alike. He evangelized natives with flute music while he shared the news of the Incarnation. His joy and zeal brought many natives to the Faith. Antonio’s life ended tied to a cross, consoled, he said, to die like Jesus.
Only now is the extraordinary story of the Florida martyrs fully emerging. From an early date poets, artisans, chroniclers, religious superiors, a duke, a king, governors, and bishops had commemorated the saintly deaths of the Florida martyrs, and some had even anticipated their canonization.