(MENAFN - The Holmes Report) WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh's Jewish Community Center has tapped The Reis Group to handle communications for the launch of a ‘resiliency center' being created to support the community following last October's synagogue shooting.
Reis won the business in a 10-agency competitive pitch, according to the firm.
The center, which will be housed at the JCC, is being created to help victims and their families heal from short and long-term mental and physical effects of the of themass shooting at the city's Tree of Life synagogue , which claimed 11 lives. Offerings will include a range of support services, information and resources, as well as opportunities for neighbors to connect with one another.
Organizers hope to open the center this fall.
The JCC is working on creating the center with a number of partners including Pittsburgh congregations, Jewish social services organizations, the City of Pittsburgh and the US Attorney's Office.
'This is a very important project for our community, so we needed an exceptional communications agency at our side to help us turn this vision into a reality, said Jason Kunzman, the JCC's chief program officer. 'The Reis Group impressed us with their thoughtful and dynamic proposal. They have deep expertise in creating and launching new initiatives and demonstrated a clear understanding of how best to support the evolving needs of our community in these most challenging times.