[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Volume 42, Number 10 (Monday, March 13, 2006)] [Pages 417-418] [Online from the Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov] <R04> Remarks Following a Meeting on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives March 9, 2006 We just had a very interesting dialog here. I want to thank members of the faith community, the community-based action community, the corporate community, the foundation community for joining in a dialog about how we can continue to foster the good works of millions of our fellow citizens who deeply care about the future of our country and the plight of their fellow citizen. One of the things that always strengthens my belief in our future is my understanding of how many acts of kindness take place on a daily basis in the United States--and it doesn't require any government edict or government law. People really care about the future of our country; millions of our citizens weep when they know somebody hurts. But nevertheless, there still needs to be focused efforts on encouraging more giving of money and time. [[Page 418]] So I want to thank you all very much for joining us. Appreciate your being social entrepreneurs. I thank you for really strengthening the heart of the United States of America. Thank you. Note: The President spoke at 11:49 a.m. at the Washington Hilton Hotel.