Hunger Hike 2022 - 17 Days to Kick Off
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up - Hunger Hike Excitement
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, invites you to participate in Hunger Hike — and shares his excitement for this important fundraising event. Please take 59 seconds and watch this video and SHARE with others.
NEW Hunger Hike Brand & Logo Unveiled
In Celebration of the Hunger Hike 30th Anniversary
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Hunger Hike, a new brand & logo has been created and unveiled.
  • HUNGER - To represent "hunger" and solidarity, two elements were included: a bowl and a heart (shape similar to bread)
  • HIKE - The bowl is joined with a shoe print, referencing the "hike" or walk
  • MOVEMENT - The typography is in italics, this gives a feeling of mobility that is reinforced by the letter "k"
  • SOLIDARITY - The delicacy of an act of solidarity combined with the strength of athletics (represented in the typography)
  • TRUST - The color blue symbolizes trust, health, and protection, which is ideal for an event of solidarity
The artist, Florencia Moreira from M-Design (Argentina), shared that, "You can see here the elements that came together to form the new brand & logo. The footprints (walk/hike) were combined with the bowl (hunger & food) and the heart (shape similar to bread) as a symbol of love and solidarity." The Hunger Hike team is thrilled to unveil this new look in all of its promotions — including this year's commemorative Hunger Hike T-shirt.

Hunger Hike will take place at Riehle Plaza (Lafayette, IN) in 17 days (Sunday, September 18). All Hunger Hike proceeds benefit the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food ProgramsFood Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. To learn more about the sponsoring agencies, click HERE. For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike, please go to the official website —
Mission Moment - Immigration Clinic Clients
Director Assists Clients Remotely & Saves the Day
The LUM Immigration Clinic staff and volunteers “go above & beyond” to meet the urgent, time-sensitive needs of our neighbors in need. Recently, the LUM Immigration Clinic director, Christian Gallo, needed to travel to South America for a family emergency. While away, he agreed to work remotely if needed. Well, Christian was needed!

Christian had been working with two individuals for several months to help them visit their father in Mexico, whom they hadn’t seen in more than a decade. He is currently in poor health and has been asking for them to visit. These individuals were granted a deferment of action through DACA; and therefore, not able to leave the United States without “advance parole or a travel authorization.” While on his personal time off, Christian received a message that the two individuals were in their final interview with USCIS in Indianapolis and could not provide one of the mandatory documents. The USCIS interviewer gave them only one hour to produce the document. After finding a reliable Wi-Fi connection in a local café, Christian was able to help. Their travel was approved, and they’re on their way to see their father. Another success story.

This is just one example of how complex the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic is. Travelling to see your father is something many US citizens take for granted. The LUM Immigration Clinic staff & accredited volunteers understand that a simple request to obtain a travel authorization takes months, involves lots of red-tape, and the simple omission of just one document can delay the process even longer. Also, being given only one hour to rectify a situation is not unusual. Keeping calm, being persistent, caring about the individuals served and simply being available is what makes the LUM Immigration Clinic so special.

If you wish to invest or get engaged with the LUM Immigration Clinic, please go to — or email or call 765-423-2691.
Blessed Sacrament Youth – LUM Service Day
Youth Group Deep Cleans Shelter & More
This past Sunday, members of the Youth Group at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament (West Lafayette, IN) participated in a LUM Service Day at the LUM Ray Ewry Center. The Blessed Sacrament Youth Group members spent the afternoon deep cleaning the LUM Ray Ewry Center, home of the LUM Emergency Shelter and Youth Programs. They cleaned, disinfected and organized the entire building, including the two kitchens, laundry room, 48 bed frames & mattresses, appliances, four bathrooms, showers, dining room chairs & tables, floors, ceiling vents, baseboards and more.

As a part of the LUM Healthy Shelter Initiative, each month a group of volunteers will be recruited to “deep clean” the LUM Emergency Shelter as well as the rest of the Ray Ewry Center facility and grounds.

Join us in thanking the members of the Youth Group at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament  for their service to LUM. If your organization or business would like to volunteer with LUM, please visit the LUM website or email or call Terri Anderson, LUM Volunteer Coordinator ( | 765-423-2691).
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