LUM Summer Program in Review - 2018
Educate - Shelter - Serve - Assist - Nourish
This summer at Lafayette Urban Ministry, the staff was busy educating, sheltering serving, assisting, nourishing and strengthening families in our community. Through the various programs LUM served 1,703 families and 128 children. Here are some interesting milestones and statistics from another successful summer at Lafayette Urban Ministry.
LUM Programs - Summer Statistics
LUM S ummer Milestones
  • LUM Promotional Video - premiered in June and is currently being used...MORE.
  • Immigration Clinic client, Luis Urbano, became a US Citizen (pictured above)...MORE
  • Eileen Weiss becomes the new LUM Business Manager...MORE
  • Susan Brouillette ordained & is new LUM Chaplain...MORE
  • 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program students engage in garden project (pictured below)...MORE
Now that the summer at LUM is over -- the staff are busy with fall programs such as the After School Program and in planning for upcoming events -- Hunger Hike , HH5K Run , Port of Hope , Turkey Trot 5K Run & the Community Thanksgiving Celebration .

Thank you to all who invested financially and by volunteering in our summer at LUM. We count on YOU to volunteer and make a donation which enables LUM to continue serving the families and children in our community.
Hunger Hike 2018 Teams Up with Purdue Coaches
Purdue Coaches Versyp & Kucik - Fighting Hunger
At an event this week at Mackey Arena, two prominent Purdue Coaches announced they would be teaming up with Hunger Hike as honorary co-chairs to join the Fight Against Hunger.

Honorary Hunger Hike Co-chairs , Coach Sharon Versyp  (women’s basketball) & Coach Dave Kucik  (rowing & crew). Both spoke passionately about the importance of Hunger Hike and the power of coming together as a community to Fight Hunger. They also put out a challenge to the entire community to  start fundraising  now to reach this year’s Hunger Hike goal of $115,000.

Representatives from the three sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center — also offered remarks and shared how important this fundraiser is to funding the programs necessary to addressing the needs of the families in our community and abroad.

For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike see below or go to our website — .

{Pictured above L to R: Katy Bunder, CEO/president, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Center; Coach Sharon Versyp; Coach Dave Kucik; Joe Micon, executive director, Lafayette Urban Ministry.}
Hunger Hike 2018 - Only 17 Days To Go
Fighting Hunger with Our Hearts & Soles
| Hunger Hike - Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |
Hunger Hike 2018 is less than a month away but you have plenty of time to get started and participate.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike .
Go to for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger through the good work of sponsoring organizations — Lafa yette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas .

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift , click HERE .

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike . If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email , call  765-423-2691 or go to . Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!
Rent-A-Rower for Your Yard Work & Projects
One Purdue Rower - 5 Hours of Work - Only $75
Rent-A-Rower is a unique service provided by Purdue Crew that allows YOU (members of the community) to hire rowing athletes to help out with housework, yard work and other tasks - and all proceeds benefit Purdue Crew & rowing.

  • $75 for up to 5 hours of work (donation is tax deductible)
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturdays — September 29, October 27 & November 10; and Sundays — October 21 & November 18 (scheduled make up day)

If you would like to participate in the Purdue Crew’s Rent-A-Rower program — and hire a rower to help out with work around your house, please fill out this FORM. If you have any questions about Rent-A-Rower, please ask Purdue Crew on their Contact Us page or email or call 765-494-3120.