Statement from the Story County Board of Supervisors:
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of Eden Montang and Vivian Flores who were taken from those who love them in a senseless act of violence yesterday at Cornerstone Church.
We extend our sympathy to the Iowa State University community who lost two bright lights with limitless futures.
This act of violence touches every corner of our county. We know the ripple effect of this community trauma will be felt for a long time to come and that a sense of safety has been stolen.
If you or a loved one needs mental health or emotional support, don’t hesitate to call or text the Your Life Iowa Crisis Line. Reach out at any time - day or night - they’re available RIGHT now.
Call: 855-581-8111 or Text: 855-895-8398
Central Iowa Community Services- 515-663-2930 M-F 8am-4:30pm www.cicsmhds.org Unity Point - Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services, https://eyerlyball.org/ Iowa State University resources
As we walk through this tragedy together we must work toward solutions. There are many but they require cooperation and understanding. Please remember kindness, empathy and compassion as we all navigate the upcoming days, weeks and conversations. This is when we need each other the most. We can weather this storm if we remember that we all have a common goal: to live, play and pray in safety.
Our deepest condolences again to those who lost loved ones yesterday and overwhelming gratitude to the members of the Story County Sheriff’s Office and the many first responders and public safety agencies that responded.
Story County Board of Supervisors
Latifah Faisal Linda Murken Lisa Heddens