Hunger Hike is HERE - Livestream on SUNDAY
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up: "Hunger Hike 2020"
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, he shares his passion and excitement for the upcoming Hunger Hike Livestream event this Sunday, September 20. Please see below for more information. Please take 60 seconds to watch the video.
Hunger Hike 2020 - Begins THIS Sunday
This week is the Hunger Hike Challenge Week ending with the historic, first-ever remote event this Sunday – the Livestream. Join us for the Hunger Hike Livestream which will included the traditional Zumba Warm Up led by Miss Brooke from Studio b Dance & Fitness, US National Anthem sung by Julia Sibley and benediction by Bishop Timothy L. Doherty. It also will feature remarks from local dignitaries, Mayors Tony Roswarski & John Dennis, Council members Lisa Dullum & Kathy Parker as well as the Hunger Hike co-chairs, Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp and David Kucik. The Livestream will also offer entertainment from One Size Fits All comedy improv group & magician, Scott Starkey, the Wizard of the Wabash.

Let's not forget though that Hunger Hike is a fundraising event to address the issues of malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger -- and aims to raise funds to support food and nutrition programs locally, regionally & globally. Proceeds from Hunger Hike support the work of three local agencies – Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Hunger Hike is an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while being part of a meaningful community event. Join us in "Unmasking Hunger" – and here's how:
Celebrate US Constitution Day - TODAY
4 Ways to Celebrate Constitution Day
On this date in 1787, the delegates to the US Constitutional Convention signed the US Constitution. LUM encourages you to observe Constitution Day, an important day in our nation's history, by doing the four things listed below. Show your love for the United States of America and the blessings of freedom that were secured for us on this day. Here are "4 Ways To Celebrate Constitution Day."

  1. BE COUNTED Respond to the US Census, by 9/30. To start, click HERE
  2. VOTE - Register to Vote, by 10/5. To register or to check your registration, click HERE
  3. SPEAK UP Call & tweet Senators Young & Braun (202-224-3121; @SenToddYoung; @SenatorBraun) and ask them to support extending the COVID Relief Package including expanding unemployment benefits, increasing SNAP benefits, expanding housing assistance, making the Child Tax Credit fully available, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, and expanding the Families First Paid Leave Program.
  4. LEARN Listen to a Reading of the US Constitution featuring Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, and Joe Micon, LUM executive director emeritus & former state representative (pictured). To view this reading, click HERE.

Happy US Constitution Day! And may God continue tobless these United States of America.
WLHS Girls Soccer Team Donates Food Itmes
Local Girls Soccer Teams Host Food Drive
The West Lafayette High School Girls Soccer Team donated food to the LUM Protein Food Pantry. Earlier this semester, each of the five local High School Girls Soccer Teams (Central Catholic, Harrison, Jefferson, McCutcheon & West Lafayette High Schools) coordinated a community-wide food drive to benefit LUM. The West Lafayette team captains, Ava Doty, Catalina Posada & Gretchen Bauman, delivered their food items to LUM this week (pictured).

Join us in thanking the West Lafayette Girls Soccer team for their donation and wish them luck as they face Kokomo at the Senior Night game tonight. If you wish to coordinate a food drive or paper goods drive for the LUM Protein Food Pantry, please email Nina Morgan at
Harrison Kiwanis Club Donates $300 to LUM
State Rep Sheila Klinker Delivers $300 Check
Early one morning this past week, Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker delivered a $300 donation from the Harrison Kiwanis Club to Wes Tillett, LUM executive director (pictured). The Harrison Kiwanis Club is part of a global community of clubs, members and partners in 80 countries and geographic areas dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.

This gift will be used to offer assistance to families in our community, including the support of the LUM Youth Programs. LUM is grateful to all of the members of the Harrison Kiwanis Club, especially Representative Klinker, for their continued support of LUM. If you, your group or organization would like to invest in the children & families served by LUM, click the button below to donate or email