Omaha, Neb., October 29, 2018 – In response to the tragedy in Pittsburgh this weekend, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska issued the following statement:
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska values the safety, hope and well-being of all people, as we work with, serve, and welcome people from all religious beliefs from all over the world.
Today, we are saddened, distressed and grieving over the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. But always, as our faith foundation compels us, we believe there is strength, comfort, hope, and resilience in community and in humanity.
We pray for those whose lives were lost in this terrible act, their families, and our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. We stand with the people of Pittsburgh and our friends of all faiths to advocate for the dignity, respect, and inclusion of all people.
About Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
Established in 1892, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi- service human care agency with locations across Nebraska and an office in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The LFS mission is to provide human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. As a multi-service organization, LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas:
- Behavioral Health Services: including mental health counseling, sexual abuse/incest treatment, substance use treatment, and specialized counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families
- Children Services: providing infant, international and foster care adoption services and searches, foster care, pregnancy counseling, maternal health care and family support services
- Community Services: providing refugee resettlement services, immigration legal services, and education and employment services for new populations.
To learn more visit www.LFSneb.org.