With hundreds of Yale Park Apartments tenants displaced after today's massive inspections, the city has been working on what Mayor Jean Stothert referred to as a "humanitarian effort" to find accommodations for the residents, many of them refugees.
Several departments are playing a role, including the fire department. The Salvation Army will be providing all food for the next few days. The effort also includes help from the Red Cross and a number of other volunteer groups.
At least 120 residents are spending Thursday night at Adams Park Community Center, with 50 at Columbus Park Community Center, according to the city.
How to help
If you would like to offer assistance, please contact any of the following organizations.
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska programs provide high-quality direct support services for refugees, immigrants, asylees and victims of international human trafficking. Call 402-536-3500 to reach the organization's Community Services for New Populations department; or call the general line at 402-342-7038. You can also submit a request on the LFS website.
The Karen Society of Nebraska is an organization whose mission to help refugees and immigrants build and sustain a high quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency in Nebraska. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for People in Need in Lincoln works to defeat poverty by combating hunger, providing social support and adult education, and giving ex-offenders a second chance. Contact this organization on its website; by calling 402-476-4357; or emailing email@example.com.