Impact of LUM Programs During a Crisis
2020 Third Quarter Program Statistics
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, shares that the Fall season is a great time to reflect on the impact of LUM so far this year and say thanks to YOU for your support. See below for more detailed information. Please take 69 seconds to watch the video — and share with others.
Impact of LUM Programs - So Far This Year
2020 Third Quarter Program Statistics
Fall is a good time to reflect on the tremendous positive impact that LUM has had on individuals, families, and children in our community. Lafayette Urban Ministry has nurtured and educated children, sheltered families, fed the hungry, supported the legal immigrant, and helped our neighbors experiencing homelessness become more self-sufficient — all through the faithful work carried on every day and night by LUM. So far this year, 2,238 different individuals and low-income households have been served by LUM.
Here is a better snapshot of LUM’s impact in the first nine months of 2020:
Thanks to your friendship and generous support, LUM continues to make our community a better place for all of its citizens. Please remember LUM through the remainder of 2020 by participating, volunteering, or giving!
LUM Announces Fall & Winter Programs
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PORT of HOPE - LUM Immigration Clinic Fundraising Events
Port of Hope offers three fun experiences this year.
  • PoH Scavenger Hunt (Saturday, October 17). Grab your friends and/or family and enjoy a socially distanced outdoor escapade learning how our community has been enriched by immigrants over the years.
  • Port of Hope Virtual Experience (Thursday, November 5). The Virtual Experience is an opportunity to sit back at home and enjoy music and interviews while learning about the Immigration Clinic and its impact on our community.
  • Who’s That Masked Donor? (now through Thursday, November 5). It's a social media campaign & fundraiser.

Due to COVID-19, the Community Thanksgiving Feast will be a carry-out only event. The director is still planning to serve more than 800 meals.

Make a difference this Thanksgiving 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. Online sign ups are open NOW.
TURKEY TROT 5K RUN - Thursday, November 26
Participants will be able to chose between being a "Live Runner" or a "Virtual Runner."
  • The Live Runners will each have a "staggered" check-in and start-time to maintain social distancing on the scenic Cattail Trail Loop in the Celery Bog Nature Center in West Lafayette on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Virtual Runners will be able to run on Thanksgiving or at a time and location of their choice.
Everyone gets a Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt and the fastest get a trophy.
JUBILEE CHRISTMAS - Saturday, December 12
Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families impacting more than 1,800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and receive gifts for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a food gift card to make Christmas dinner special too.

This year due to COVID-19, all Jubilee Christmas events will be curb-side or walk-through programs, and all registration forms are being submitted online.
Central Presbyterian Donates $2,600 to LUM
LUM Youth Benefit from CPC Endowment
When Wes Tillett, the current LUM executive director, was the Director of Family & Youth Ministries at Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette (2006-2010), they entered and won a video contest inspired by Micah 6:8, He has shown you, O mortal, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. The leadership at Central Presbyterian Church invested the $25,000 prize money in an endowment to benefit local initiatives impacting local children.

This week, Allen Bol, the current Director of Family & Youth Ministries, shared the great news; stating, "For the first time in our history, the Central youth decided to give 100% of the revenue from the Micah 6:8 Fund to only one organization Lafayette Urban Ministry!" He shared that during the discussion, "The pandemic was heavy on the youth's minds. As they made a list of where the money should go (hunger, school needs, etc.), they kept turning back to LUM." LUM is grateful for this generous gift and for inspiring a new generation to support the work of Lafayette Urban Ministry. 
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