Thank you for giving generously

#LoveIsStronger Critical Needs Alert
Thank you for joining us in our #LoveIsStronger campaign. The eight organizations that benefited are:

  • Dor Hadash Congregation of Tree of Life Synagogue.
  • Fraternal Order of Police for the Injured Officers Fund.
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (or HIAS), which assists refugees around the world. 
  • Jewish Community Center, which is offering crisis assistance for the families and the community.
  • Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), is leading the community effort to provide emotional and therapeutic support to the bereaved and injured families and the wider community. 
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Victims of Terror Fund to help the families of the victims. 
  • New Light Congregation of Tree of Life Synagogue.
  • Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation of Tree of Life Synagogue. 

BACKGROUND: On Oct. 27, a gunman shouting anti-Semitic statements and armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle and three handguns, opened fire during religious services at the synagogue. Eleven people were killed and six more injured in what is now being reported as the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. The horrific violence has sent shockwaves through our city as we try to process how anyone among us could commit such senseless violence. And yet, the act has opened hearts and unleashed myriad acts of kindness: there has been an extraordinary outpouring of generosity and a showing of solidarity from city neighborhoods and suburbs across the region, across the United States and across the world.

In the weeks ahead, our Foundation will assist the victims and those who are helping them. We will work with government officials at all levels, religious leaders and nonprofit/civic organization staffs in helping our community unite, heal and rebound. These efforts include encouraging our donors and the public to give to relief efforts certified by the Foundation and those leading relief in affected communities.

All images by Heather Mull and Daniel Barnhill. These images were originally published by PublicSource for its Aftermath: The Tree of Life synagogue attack coverage.

Follow The Pittsburgh Foundation