Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) will hold an At Ease® Congregational Outreach presentation on Sunday, April 7, at noon with a lunch following at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 502 Sanders Ave., in Hildreth. The public is invited. Almost 14 percent of adults in Franklin County are veterans. Almost 10 percent of these veterans are Gulf War era or later.
This outreach project was created to engage faith-based communities in support of military families throughout Nebraska and features a presentation from Bill and Evonne Williams of the Remembering Our Fallen exhibits and the Heartland Honor Flights.
The Williamses speak from experience—their three youngest sons are currently serving active duty and their oldest son served two tours in Iraq. They share how congregations can best support the needs of military families in local communities.
Since 2009 Lutheran Family Services has offered the At Ease® program, a trauma treatment and therapeutic support program for active military, veterans, and their loved ones living in Nebraska.
The overall goals of the project are to raise awareness of the needs of military families living in Nebraska and to engage faith-based organizations in Hildreth in addressing this need. LFS recognizes involvement from faith-based organizations as crucial in dealing with the growing needs of military families in Nebraska.