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Bob Pickel Ending Long Run at LCS Northwest

After a long career, one often thinks of riding off into the sunset. Not Bob Pickel. “I look at it as a sunrise – the start of a new day.” Bob said. After 25 years as Director of Lutheran Community Services (LCS) Northwest in Klamath Falls, Pickel is calling it a...

Finding ‘Meaningful Work’ at LCS Northwest

This is the third article in our Centennial Series. We feature a current employee who found social work as part of his Lutheran faith. Our founders in 1921 were a group of Lutherans who came together to help people who were struggling. While LCS is turning 100, our...

Sharing LCS History With Boots Winterstein

(Note: This is the second in an ongoing series of articles celebrating LCS Northwest’s Centennial.) Boots Winterstein likens Lutheran Community Services Northwest to a river that is always flowing, moving and refining its direction. Programs enter the river like...

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On this Thankful Tuesday, we at LCS Northwest are thankful for YOU. Your generous support has allowed us to prepare for an unprecedented wave of refugees from Afghanistan. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information we have about these arrivals. Due to the sheer number of people being processed and the vaccination timeline, the intake process is lasting longer than we expected.

We know that over 50,000 people are going through the intake process on United States military bases. Once this process is completed, the refugees will begin arriving in our service areas. We anticipate that they will begin arriving in the beginning of October. Our staff is using this time to line up safe housing options, employment opportunities, medical care, translators, transportation assistance and more for these individuals. We are also hiring additional team members to come alongside and support these individuals and families upon their arrival.

We are so thankful for your passion and support for this community. We will continue to update you as the process moves forward. #HealthJusticeHope
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On this Thankful Tuesday, we at LCS Northwest are thankful for YOU. Your generous support has allowed us to prepare for an unprecedented wave of refugees from Afghanistan. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information we have about these arrivals. Due to the sheer number of people being processed and the vaccination timeline, the intake process is lasting longer than we expected. 

We know that over 50,000 people are going through the intake process on United States military bases. Once this process is completed, the refugees will begin arriving in our service areas. We anticipate that they will begin arriving in the beginning of October. Our staff is using this time to line up safe housing options, employment opportunities, medical care, translators, transportation assistance and more for these individuals. We are also hiring additional team members to come alongside and support these individuals and families upon their arrival.

We are so thankful for your passion and support for this community. We will continue to update you as the process moves forward. #HealthJusticeHope
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