LUM Board Honors Individuals for Saving a Life
Police Officers, EMTs & LUM Shelter Staff Honored
At the monthly business meeting of the Board of Directors of Lafayette Urban Ministry last night, the Board presented Certificates of Appreciation to two Lafayette Police Department officers, two Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service EMTs, a LUM Security Staff member and the LUM Shelter Director.
They were recognized for their efforts on the evening of January 2, 2018, when they responded to an emergency and worked as a team to save a life. If it were not for these six professionals, this individual-in-distress most certainly would not have survived.

Everyone in attendance including the LUM Board of Directors gave them a sincere and rousing thank you for this life saving act as well as for all that  Lafayette Police officers, Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service EMTs & LUM Security Staff members do every day to keep our community and its citizens safe.

The Certificates of Appreciation read:

For your Dedicated Service to the Community, Passion for the Safety of our Community Members &
Commitment to Working Collaboratively;
For Making a Difference &
Going the Extra Mile by saving a
LUM Shelter guest from freezing to death on January 2, 2018.
Certificates were presented by LUM Board president, Mark Thomas, and LUM executive director, Joe Micon, to the following individuals ( Pictured L to R ):

David Heckert
Emergency Shelter director
Lafayette Urban Ministry

Tyler Finney
Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service

Connie Kepner Davis
Shelter Security Staff member
Lafayette Urban Ministry

Officer Shea Saxton
Lafayette Police Department

Valerie Shepard
EMT Basic
Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service

Officer Dustin Rusk
Lafayette Police Department 
To view more PHOTOS from the Ceremony at the LUM Board Meeting, click HERE.
Purdue Row-A-Thon 2018 - Spectacular Success
Purdue Crew Supports LUM Good Samaritan Fund
The Purdue Rowing Team brought “ Row-A-Thon 2018 ” to the Tippecanoe Mall (Lafayette) last Saturday — and drew excited crowds with their fun spectacle of rowing. Row-A-Thon is an annual charity event that raises funds for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund .

The Row-A-Thon event yields one of the largest donations to LUM each year — and this year they’re on pace to exceed their goal. If you weren’t able to attend Row-A-Thon you may still make a donation by mail or online (click button below). Please make checks payable to Purdue Crew Club and mail your checks to: Purdue Crew—Row-A-Thon 355 N. Martin Jischke Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Thanks to Purdue Crew president, Hannah Stefanik; Head Coach David Kucik; and the entire rowing team and coaching staff for their continued support of Lafayette Urban Ministry. { Pictured above L to R: Apoorva Setlur, Purdue Crew treasurer; Hannah Stefanik , Purdue Crew president; Joe Micon, LUM executive director ; Dave Kucik , Purdue Crew coach ; & Linda Hicks, LUM Good Samaritan Program director.}
Music Ministry Concert - THIS Sunday - FREE
Presented by First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church presents the  6th Annual Music Ministries Concert in support of LUM.

The Concert details are as follows:
  • Music Ministries Concert
  • THIS Sunday, February 25
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church, 1700 State Rd 26 W, West Lafayette
  • FREE & Open to the Public

The Music Ministries of First United Methodist Church Concert will feature 11 church ensembles with children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and handbells. Refreshments will be available after the concert. A free-will offering will be requested which benefits Lafayette Urban Ministry and one other local agency. It will be a wonderful afternoon of music and worship — all for a great cause.
For more information, click HERE or call 765.74.1285 or email
LUM Spanish Conversation Tables are Back
Weekly Sessions - FREE - Wednesdays at Noon
LUM Immigration Clinic in partnership with Ayuda y Aprende offers  Spanish Conversation Tables, a weekly, lunch-time series — free and open to the public. The weekly program has returned for the Spring semester and is meeting each  Wednesday from Noon to  1:00 p.m. at the LUM Office conference room (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) through April 11. Lifelong learners will gather each week during their lunch hour to learn and improve their conversational Spanish — and connect with their Spanish speaking neighbors. Participants are encouraged to bring along a friend and a brown bag lunch. Esperamos verle allí. For more information, email Susan Brouillette ( or click  HERE.
Campaign for Hoosier Families - T-Shirts
stand up | speak out | inform
T-shirts are now available for the  Campaign for Hoosier Families. Share with the World that you think it's important to "Stand Up, Speak Out & Inform."

The T-shirts are  only $15 and available in all sizes. Get your Campaign for Hoosier Families' T-shirt TODAY by stopping by the LUM Office or emailing Susan Brouillette at They also make great gifts. "WE are the government, you and I." ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

The  Campaign for Hoosier Families  engages local, state, and federal officials on behalf of low income families and children. Since it was founded in 1975, LUM has included “advocacy” as part its mission.  In service to this mission, staff, board members, and volunteers have lobbied public officials so that the working poor are treated justly and that public assistance programs lead to real and sustainable economic stability.
CORRECTION from last week's eNewsletter
"Some of our superstar After School Program volunteers are as follows... Joan Low . Joan has a Bachelor's degree in German and English and taught German in high school & middle school for many years. Joan has served as a volunteer with LUM and as an officer with the LUM Board of Directors for several years. Joan is the current LUM Board secretary. "