LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– An event is underway in Lexington to honor the lives lost in a horrific mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The vigil started at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fayette County Public Schools Central Office auditorium.
In response to requests about where to direct charitable contributions, the following national and local charitable organizations support refugees, immigrants and fight antisemitism:
• For more than 130 years, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has ensured that refugees of all faiths experience welcome, safety and freedom. Donate at https://act.hias.org/page/7674/donate/1?ac=Lightbox
• Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass seeks to build community, provide assistance for those in need and combat antisemitism and other forms of discrimination. Donate at https://jewishlexington.org/get-involved/ways-to-give
• Kentucky Refugee Ministries compassionately welcomes and serves the world’s displaced people by providing resettlement services to refugees that promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into Kentucky communities. Donate at https://kyrm.org/give/
• Maxwell Street Legal Clinic offers a broad range of low-cost immigration legal services for low-income immigrants and refugees. To qualify for services, family income must be below 200% of the federal poverty line. Donate athttp://maxlegalaid.kyequaljustice.org/Donate