Children play after being reunited with their mothers on Thursday at Iglesia Evangelica Bethania Pentecoste in O'Neill, Nebraska. The mothers were released from Grand Island late Wednesday night after being detained for a portion of the day. 

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is collecting donations to help the families affected by the immigration raids in O’Neill and elsewhere in north-central Nebraska.

Items needed include diapers, especially sizes four and five, feminine hygiene products, especially pads, and infant formula.

Money is also welcome, because families no longer have a dependable source of income. The money will be used to purchase grocery, gas and phone gift cards.

To donate, go to www.LFSneb.org and click on the “Help Now” button on the home screen.

Donation drop-off sites will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at these Lutheran Family Services locations:

  • Children Services Center, Suite 200, 124 S. 24th St., Omaha
  • International Center of the Heartland, 1941 S. 42nd St., Suite 402, Omaha
  • 2301 O St., Lincoln

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