Hunger Hike 2019 – Get Started TODAY
Hunger Hike is Only 3 Months Away – Why Wait?
Hunger Hike  is only a short three months away. Why not get started NOW? Here's what you need to know to begin raising money and “fighting hunger.”

Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Hunger Hike  (Official Kick-off & 3K Walk ) event details are as follows:
  • Sunday, September 22
  • 2 p.m. – hike starts
  • Riehle Plaza, Lafayette

Hunger Hike is the perfect event for a team or group — church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our  online fundraising site  — or any way you choose. We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:

Donate  |  Online Fundraising Site  | More Information — |

If you run and/or own a business — you also may become a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor . If interested, email  for more information.
Local Church Youth Groups Service Day at LUM
Mission Lafayette - Lafayette Urban Ministry
Yesterday, the  Heartland Community Church Youth Ministry (Vessel) and  Battle Ground United Methodist Church Youth Group assisted in cleaning and doing outside chores at the LUM Ray Ewry Center and office building. This was part of their 6th annual Mission Lafayette service week, where a group of middle and high school students work together to serve the local community. The students were led by the Rev. Brandon Smith (Heartland) and Allen Gould (Battle Ground UMC). Their goal is to give these young adults an opportunity to grow their faith through service work in their own community.

LUM is very thankful for the help from these two hard-working youth groups. LUM relies on groups like these to get most of our outside work done. If your group is interested in helping out with yard-work or mowing the lawns, please email or call us (  | 765-423-2691).
LUM Solar Panel Summer Update
$1,840 Worth of Energy Generated So Far
Summer is here, and solar energy will be at its peak in the next three months. The LUM Solar Energy Initiative launched about five months ago, and to date, the LUM Office building has generated over $1,840 worth of electricity. Thanks to LUM, 19,200 pounds of carbon dioxide were NOT emitted, the equivalent of 484 trees being planted.

In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM could be  $5,000 per year . The LUM April 2019 energy bill was $350 less than last year's. This savings include a reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re-invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families. Hopefully there will be more long summer days with bright sun and clear skies, and the amount of energy generated daily will keep increasing. Stay tuned for more updates in the future.
Unique Experience That Benefit LUM
Samara House Experience - Sunday, June 23
Enjoy an intimate tour and presentation at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed, John & Catherine Christian House, commonly known as Samara . The event details are as follows:
  • What: Tour & presentation followed by a Reception with hors d' oeuvres & wine
  • Date & time: Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Location: Samara House, 1301 Woodland Avenue, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Donation: $45 per person
  • Limited to the first 12 lucky individuals
  • Host: Linda Eales, Associate Curator, Samara House & Trust 

Samara, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the United States. Nestled in the woods of West Lafayette, the 2,200 square-foot Samara House affords visitors of all ages the rare and immersive opportunity to experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s fully realized Usonian design just as if they were guests of the Christian family.

Thanks to our event sponsors, 100% of your donation goes to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, an emergency financial assistance program for local families in need. Thanks to the Samara Trust & the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County. Make Your Reservation TODAY! If you & your friends are interested, call, email or stop by the LUM Office (765-423-2691 | | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). First come, first served. Limited to ONLY 12 participants. Only nine seats left so, hurry!