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New LUM Emergency Shelter Coordinator

ShelterCoordinatorKaleigh Basan is the new LUM Emergency Shelter coordinator. She is from Rockville, Indiana and is a student at Purdue University.

At Purdue, Kaleigh is working toward a degree in Human Services with a minor in Early Childhood with Exceptional Needs.

After graduation, she plans on pursuing a Master’s degree in children’s ministry. Kaleigh plans on continuing to do mission work and hopes to work in foster care, helping place children into better homes.

 

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TONIGHT – Ray Ewry Presentation Scheduled


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Ray Ewry (first row, second from left) and his fellow US Olympic athletes

 


Join us for…

Strong Hand Forever: Ray Ewry & the 1908 Olympics

with

Cindy Eberts

Retired Purdue Professor

  • Date: TONIGHT – Wednesday, February 18th
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Place: LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center, 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette
  • FREE to the Public

Rather than jump for the Ivy League, Anglo-Saxon-only athletic club in the 1908 Olympic Games, Ray Ewry (Layette Native & Purdue Alumnus), with his international reputation as a record breaking athlete, chose to join the New York City Irish-American Athletic Club. The NYC IAAC allowed anyone to join including American Indians, African-Americans, Jews, and Irish. As a member of the IAAC, Ewry was present when the ethnically diverse US Olympic team ran circles around the British Empire and broke the US athletic color barrier. The athletes from the IAAC outperformed everyone in the 1908 Olympics leaving us with an unmistakable message of personal courage, racial inclusion, and faith.

Come hear Professor Eberts share the stories behind this vintage photo of Ray Ewry (first row, second from left) and his fellow athletes — as well as stories about Ray Ewry’s 1908 Olympic experience.

{Learn more about Ray Ewry, HERE.}

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New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer More in 2015


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Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to Volunteer More in 2015?

Well — LUM wants to help you achieve that goal. There are a number of opportunities for you, your family and your friends to get engaged with LUM now.



Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

  • Tax Assistance Program
  • Emergency Shelter Coordinators
  • LUM Camp Counselors
  • Food Pantry—Data Entry Volunteers
  • Volunteer Receptionists

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VOLUNTEER — LUM TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


2013-07-11 MarilynZerbes 022 (2)Ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification. The LUM Volunteer Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you.
The Last year, 52 volunteers prepared close to 1,500 returns for LUM clients, returning more than $4 million to those households. Choose your LUM tax volunteer role – and get a chance to touch many lives. If you’re interested or need more information, please call or email Sandra Dunn-El (765.423.2691 | sdunn-el@lumserve.org).

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LUM SHELTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


2013-02-05 LUM Emergency Shelter 006 (2)The LUM Emergency Homeless Shelter needs volunteers 365 nights a year. Currently there are openings for Weekend Coordinators and Overnight Shelter Volunteers.

  • Weekend Coordinators – Responsible for managing the LUM overnight shelter one or more Friday or Saturday nights a month from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.; sleep from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. provided no emergencies occur. Weekend Coordinators supervise shelter guests and volunteers; and are fully trained prior to first shift.
  • Overnight Shelter Volunteers – Duties include assist coordinator in checking in guests & serving meals, stay on site all evening (8:15 p.m. to 7 a.m.), and take a shift on “awake” duty. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and interact with a variety of people.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one Shelter Training Session which are offered twice a month. The next two Training Sessions are scheduled for Thursday, January 16 & Monday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center (525 N. 4th Street, Lafayette). No need to register. Click HERE for more information on the positions and for the 2015 Shelter Training schedule.

If you’re interested or need more information, please call or email Joyce Fasani (765.423.2691 | jfasani@lumserve.org).

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LUM VOLUNTEER CAMP COUNSELORS NEEDED


2012-08-01 LUM Camp 005 (2)Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?
LUM Camp Counselors – First Call! It may be freezing outside with snow flurries — But in 27 short weeks, it’s time for LUM Camp 2015!
LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers.
Close to 60 volunteer counselors and activity leaders guide the campers through a week filled with new experiences including swimming, hiking and crafts. LUM Camp Counselors instill confidence, rejoice in the accomplishments of campers, help nurture self-esteem, and support each camper throughout the wonderful week that is LUM Camp.
A comfy bunk in a rustic cabin is reserved just for you! All you need is the availability and willingness to have a fun week this summer with a great group of campers. Why not make this year the year you say “yes” to becoming a LUM Camp Counselor? For additional information, click HERE.

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FOOD PANTRY DATA ENTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


2013-04-25 RexFuller 001 (2)The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Data Entry volunteer welcomes clients to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, verifies their household information on LUM’s client database, and determines if they qualify for assistance. Clients are then served by the counter volunteers. The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry is located in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 6th and Ferry Streets. The pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.—and Saturdays from 1 t0 3 p.m.
The Data Entry volunteer must be knowledgeable of basic computer operation and database concepts. As special training is required, a long term commitment is desired. Interested persons should please email or call Linda Hicks (lhicks@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

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VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONIST NEEDED


131023 Jubilee RegistrationVolunteer Receptionist needed each afternoon from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. — and some mornings.
Volunteer Receptionists greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N. 4th Street, Lafayette).
If you are interested or need more information, please call or email Sylvia Mohler (765.423.2691 or smohler@lumserve.org).

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TNR Turkey Trot 5K Run — $10,000 for LUM


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At a recent ceremony, Travis and Tammy Butts, owners of Tri-N-Run, presented Joe Micon, LUM executive director with a check for $10,000 from the Turkey Trot 5K Run 2014. According to Micon, the Turkey Trot proceeds will be used to support LUM programs including the LUM After School Program, 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program and the LUM Camp. To see the presentation, click below:

At the crack of dawn on Thanksgiving morning, close to 600 started their holiday off on the right foot by joining in on the Annual Tri-N-Run Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk at the Lafayette Golf Course. The freezing temperatures and intermittent snow flurries did not stop these runners from showing up and supporting LUM. Runners, walkers, babies in strollers, and dogs all took part in this wonderful event.

Hundreds of dedicated runners participated to support LUM, including Lafayette City Clerk, Cindy Murray; McCutcheon & Harrison High runners; and Tippecanoe School Corporation Superintendent, Dr. Scott Hanback and his family.

Thank you to the Tri-N-Run team, Midwest Rentals, all of the runners and sponsors for making this possible.

For the Results of the TNR Turkey Trot 5K, click HERE. To view PHOTOS  from the 2014 TNR Turkey Trot 5K Run, click HERE.



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TNR Turkey Trot 5K Run — Race Results 2014


2014-11-27 ThanksgivingDay 017 (2)At the crack of dawn on Thanksgiving morning, close to 600 started their holiday off on the right foot by joining in on the Annual Tri-N-Run Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk at the Lafayette Golf Course. The freezing temperatures and intermittent snow flurries did not stop these runners from showing up and supporting LUM. Runners, walkers, babies in strollers, and dogs all took part in this wonderful event.

All proceeds from the TNR Turkey Trot 5K Run go to Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Hundreds of dedicated runners participated to support LUM, including Lafayette City Clerk, Cindy Murray; McCutcheon & Harrison High runners; and Tippecanoe School Corporation Superintendent, Dr. Scott Hanback and his family (pictured above). Thank you to the Tri-N-Run team, Midwest Rentals, all of the runners and sponsors for making this possible.

For the Results of the TNR Turkey Trot 5K, click HERE. To view PHOTOS  from the 2014 TNR Turkey Trot 5K Run, click HERE.



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Thanksgiving Recap 2014

2014-11-27 ThanksgivingDay 366 (2)The Lafayette Urban Ministry Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration was a spectacular success. More than 800 meals were served — including 80 turkeys and 200 pies. It takes over two months of planning, over 160 volunteers and more than $10,000 in donations to made it happen.

The meal was a delicious Thanksgiving feast but more importantly it brought together the entire community. Thanks to Susan Brouillette, 2014-11-27 ThanksgivingDay 331 (2)who directed the event; and Sandra Dukes and James Bishops, who headed up the kitchen crew.

LUM is especially grateful to Central Presbyterian church for use of their facilities as well as Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis (pictured left) & Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker for serving our guests. A special thanks also to all who donated food and gave financial support. It was a magical community event and a wonderful community Thanksgiving holiday celebration for all.

If you still wish to make a donation to LUM Thanksgiving, please click HERE.

To view PHOTOS of the 2014 LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration, click HERE.



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Community Thanksgiving Dinner – Shopping List

2012-11-22 LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration 127 (2)The LUM Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church in Lafayette — and LUM needs your help.

There are still opportunities for YOU to serve your community neighbors on Thanksgiving morning. Make a difference this holiday — donate your time cooking, serving, entertaining, hosting, greeting, setting up, cleaning up, and more. Lots of food and supplies are needed too — donate food or make a cash donation to make this special community event possible. See the Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping List — below.

More than 800 people will be served, and there are opportunities for you — make a monetary donation, contribute food and supplies, and volunteer.

Donate and sign up today by clicking HERE. For more information, click HERE.

Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping List

Here are the items still needed for the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration. Go to www.lumserve.org to sign up today.

  • Mixed Vegetables— canned
  • Corn, Green beans— canned
  • Yams— canned (restaurant size)
  • Cranberry sauce— canned
  • Green bean casseroles
  • Stuffing/dressing — 9×12 pans
  • Powdered turkey gravy packets
  • Milk—individual serving cartons
  • Bags of Ice
  • Scouring pads
  • Dish towels & Dish clothes
  • Trash bags
  • Plastic wrap & Aluminum foil
  • Disposable Dessert plates
  • Disposable Dinner plates
  • Plastic spoons, forks, knives
  • Hot & cold cups
  • Sterno burners & matches
  • Take-Out containers
  • Disposable roaster pans

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Hunger Hike 5K Run — Race Results 2014


See the overall results of the HH5K Run below. To view the PDF of the overall results, click HERE. To view the PDF of the results by sex categories, click HERE.


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The purpose of the Hunger Hike 5K Run is to use physical exercise to draw attention to and funds for “Feeding the Hungry.” On Saturday, September 20, more than 85 runners and speed-walkers took part in the HH5K Run 2014 — the Race to Feed the Hungry. It was a cool morning and the skies were clear and the sun was shining — a perfect day for a race.

The HH5K Run 2014 convened at Cumberland Park (Salisbury Street, West Lafayette) with start/finish on the beautiful grassy field of the park. The latest “chip technology” was used to give all runners an accurate race result time.

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Youth Category: 1st Place – Aidan William (pictured center). Male category—1st Place: Steve Phillips (pictured right); 2nd Place: James Spencer (not pictured); and 3rd Place: Jeremiah Dole (pictured left).

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Female category (pictured from L to R) — 1st Place: Emily Conley; 2nd Place: Whitney Lyle; and 3rd Place: Miranda Mott.

The HH5K Run winners are pictured to the right. First Place in the Youth Category was Aidan William (pictured top center). In the Male category—1st Place: Steve Phillips (pictured top right); 2nd Place: James Spencer (not pictured); and 3rd Place: Jeremiah Dole (pictured top, left). In the Female category (pictured bottom from L to R) — 1st Place: Emily Conley; 2nd Place: Whitney Lyle; and 3rd Place: Miranda Mott. All Hunger Hike 5K Run proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haitian Ministry including. Hunger Hike 5K Run gave serious runners an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while enjoying a 5K event.

For HH5K Run results, click HERE. PHOTOS of the 2014 Hunger Hike 5K Run may be found HERE.


Below are the official results from the Hunger Hike 5K Run on Saturday, September 20, 2014.


Overall Hunger Hike 5K Run Results 

Place Name Total Pace Sex 1st – 2nd – 3rd Place
1 STEVE PHILLIPS  00:20:46.08 6:42 M First Male Adult
2 JAMES SPENCER  00:21:10.51 6:50 M Second Male Adult
3 JEREMIAH DOLE  00:21:18.46 6:52 M Third Male Adult
4 JOSE MEJIA  00:21:56.40 7:05 M
5 PEDRO ROSTAGNO  00:22:11.72 7:09 M
6 PAUL WHITE  00:22:14.16 7:10 M
7 VONTA TOUTAR  00:22:24.64 7:14 M
8 DONALD FAHLER  00:22:30.42 7:15 M
9 ALEX CARIGNAN  00:22:46.40 7:21 M
10 EMILY CONLEY  00:22:58.24 7:25 F First Female Adult
11 RALPH GARCIA  00:23:15.81 7:30 M
12 WILL HELDT  00:23:16.19 7:30 M
13 DALLAS HALLBERG  00:23:38.18 7:37 M
14 JOE TYLENDA  00:24:00.54 7:45 M
15 FERNANDO MEJIA  00:24:27.36 7:53 M
16 JAMES MINOGOE  00:24:36.76 7:56 M
17 GABRIEL GRIGGS  00:25:37.99 8:16 M
18 WHITNEY LYLE  00:25:38.47 8:16 F Second Female Adult
19 JEREMY BROOKS  00:26:02.24 8:24 M
20 AIDAN WILLIAM  00:26:03.81 8:24 M First YOUTH
21 GRAHAM MARSHALL  00:26:05.34 8:25 M
22 MIRANDA MOTT  00:26:31.51 8:33 F Third Female Adult
23 CHRISTINE KONOPA  00:26:32.76 8:34 F
24 CLYDE BYRD III  00:26:38.53 8:35 F
25 BRADLEY HERMAN  00:26:53.04 8:40 M
26 JENNA CRUME  00:26:53.66 8:40 F
27 MIKE SHAMUS  00:27:13.23 8:47 M
28 SARAH CARIGNAN  00:27:32.46 8:53 F
29 PATRICK BAIKAUSKAS  00:27:49.00 8:58 M
30 STEWART LOW  00:27:56.01 9:01 M
31 JOE HAMMOND  00:27:59.28 9:02 M
32 PAM GELLENBECK  00:28:00.21 9:02 F
33 MELISSA GARCIA  00:28:00.63 9:02 F
34 JJ SELAGY  00:28:03.65 9:03 M
35 KRISTIN HOFFMAN  00:28:13.78 9:06 F
36 EILEEN LUKE  00:28:21.45 9:09 F
37 GARCIELA MEJIA  00:28:29.74 9:11 F
38 JASON LINDER  00:28:36.48 9:14 M
39 GENEVIEVE VIDUYA  00:28:53.77 9:19 F
40 JENNIFER WILLIAM  00:29:10.09 9:25 F
41 JOANNE YANG  00:29:33.19 9:32 F
42 JOE MICON  00:29:33.21 9:32 M
43 SAM PERDUE  00:29:34.49 9:32 M
44 JANETTE MEYER  00:29:49.08 9:37 F
45 RICK MEYER  00:29:49.30 9:37 M
46 HILARY COOKE  00:30:08.54 9:43 F
47 BRADLEY PACE  00:30:08.59 9:43 M
48 DENISE JOHNSON  00:30:29.90 9:50 F
49 GRETCHEN BOLLHOEFER  00:30:33.06 9:51 F
50 JANET DIETZ  00:30:54.57 9:58 F
51 MERVYN CARNEIRO  00:30:56.14 9:59 M
52 RUBY PEREZ  00:31:07.62 10:02 F
53 ORLO SHOOP  00:31:08.37 10:03 M
54 TIM JENKINS  00:31:13.62 10:04 M
55 JOE KEPNER  00:31:46.82 10:15 M
56 CHRISTINE SHEETZ  00:32:11.53 10:23 F
57 KAREN WOOLLEN  00:32:22.25 10:26 F
58 KRISTIN LINDER  00:32:22.50 10:26 F
59 GENA DUNTEN  00:33:16.64 10:44 F
60 GABBIE HAMILTON  00:33:16.86 10:44 F
61 BRUCE GRAVES  00:33:18.62 10:45 M
62 JENNIFER LOSBY  00:33:43.50 10:53 F
63 SHARON GRAVES  00:36:48.42 11:52 F
64 LAURI MITCHELL  00:37:46.31 12:11 F
65 BRITTANY HEISE  00:37:49.83 12:12 F
66 MARIANA PADDOCK  00:38:22.72 12:23 F
67 JENNIE BOWERS  00:38:47.14 12:31 F
68 LUI LARA  00:38:50.97 12:32 M
69 JESSICALENA BOHLIN  00:38:51.71 12:32 F
70 AMY VAN EPPS  00:39:39.22 12:47 F
71 SAMANTHA LEDFORD  00:40:00.07 12:54 F
72 VICKIE PRIEST  00:40:00.68 12:54 F
73 ROBERT FOREMAN  00:42:57.78 13:51 M
74 STACY JENKINS  00:43:29.19 14:02 F
75 CLAIRE FERRELL  00:46:13.81 14:55 F
76 AMY FERRELL  00:46:22.78 14:57 F
77 RONNIE WILBUR  00:49:57.59 16:07 F
78 DEBRA ARCHER  00:53:17.41 17:11 F


Congratulations to all of the Hunger Hike 5K Run participants — and Thank You for supporting our Fight against Hunger.


PHOTOS from Hunger Hike 5K Run may be viewed on LUM’s Facebook Page. Click HERE.



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Free Haircut – Reflections from a LUM Volunteer


Free Haircut Day at LUM


Today, as I sit at the front desk, I can see and hear some small miracles going on in the hallway.

A woman has come to give free haircuts. We have had eight 2013-02-21 LUM haircuts 008 (2)men so far, who have come in looking the very best they can in their circumstances, and leave with a brand new look.

They touch their hair and lift up their heads. When I tell them how good they look, they smile broadly. They have already ducked into the restroom to take a look, and they know they look good.

However, this is less a ministry of haircutting and hygiene, and much more a ministry of touch, of kindness, of normalcy, of conversation, of humanity. I hear the voices down in that hall. They are calm and stress-free.

Someone is touching those men, standing close to them as people who work on hair do. I wonder when that has happened last for them. There is a little bit of laughter now then; the seriousness of their day relieved for 20 minutes. They are doing what most of us do; this is one of those every-day-life sorts of things that we say is necessary and makes us feel good. Twenty minutes of normalcy.

The woman speaks with interest in their lives, and she always ends by saying she will pray for them. That is what is going on down the hall. I am so blessed to be here to see it.


Donna Enersen
volunteer receptionist
September 11, 2014

 



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Ray Ewry Parkway – Naming Ceremony

1906-olympian-ralph-ewry-photo-1LUM encourages you to attend the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Naming Ceremony for the new US 231 in honor of the legendary US Olympian, Lafayette native and Purdue alumnus, Ray Ewry. US 231 along the Purdue West Lafayette campus between Martin Jischke Drive and Lindberg Road will officially be known as the Raymond Clarence Ewry Memorial Parkway.


The details of the INDOT Naming Ceremony are as follows:

  • Date: THIS Friday, August 29
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Place: RPAC Theatre, Lafayette Jefferson High School
  • Parking: park in the East Lot and enter through the South Portico

Ray Ewry is special to LUM and is the namesake of the LUM Youth Center in downtown Lafayette. As friends of LUM, we’d love to see you there. Tom Carson is expected to be in attendance to represent the family of Ray Ewry.


For more information on the life and accomplishments of Ray Ewry, click HERE.



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