Liberty, Justice & Prosperity for All
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up: "Teaching & Advocating"
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up , Wes, LUM executive director, reflects on how LUM teaches, feeds & advocates each day making this a better community. Please take 59 seconds to watch the video. Feel free to SHARE .
LUM Volunteer Awarded Golden Gift of Time
Nina Morgan Receives Prestigious Service Award
Last week, Nina Morgan was presented with the Golden Gift of Time Award as a part of the 24th Annual Volunteer Recognition Program sponsored by the United Way of Greater Lafayette.

At LUM, Nina has been the volunteer director of the Protein Food Pantry for 13 months. She also is a volunteer receptionist once a week, volunteers with Jubilee Christmas, and serves as the chair of the Personnel Committee on the Executive Council of the LUM Board of Directors, representing Grace Lutheran Church. Nina also has recruited many dedicated volunteers to LUM (including her husband, Robert), has engaged her church members and has sewn dozens of face masks for LUM staff and clients.

Nina is an absolute treasure to the community through her work with LUM and her church. She was presented with the award by Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski and West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis (pictured) along with representatives of United Way. Please join us in congratulating Nina Morgan on this well deserved honor. To view more PHOTOS of the presentation, click HERE.
Summertime is for Fun, Family & Reflection
Planning for Summer – Planning for Your Future
Summertime is often a time for reflection and planning. Many of us are spending more time outdoors and trying to figure out how to keep in touch with our family & friends — while social distancing and staying healthy.

At LUM, staff are looking toward the future — preparing and modifying upcoming programs like  Hunger Hike Port of Hope Community Thanksgiving and Jubilee Christmas . You may also be spending the summer planning for your future and reflecting how you may assist those less fortunate. Perhaps you could create a personal legacy by continuing your support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry beyond your own lifetime. During our lifetimes, we support our neighbors with our gifts to LUM, but by creating a legacy through Planned Giving your support of our ministry will continue for all perpetuity.
It’s a win-win Estate Planning strategy for you and LUM. In addition to the altruistic benefits, your charitable gift to Lafayette Urban Ministry  brings tax relief — and also allows you to make a larger gift to LUM than you could make from your income alone. Whether you use  cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance or a retirement plan , the benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive to you as a well as LUM. Consider also  remembering Lafayette Urban Ministry in your will .

First, meet with your professional advisor to learn how informed estate planning can increase the overall value of your estate with a gift of tax-burdened assets (like IRAs, 401(k), or savings bonds) to Lafayette Urban Ministry . When you are ready, please email or call Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, who is eager to meet with you (  | 765-423-2691).

Whatever you decide — enjoy your summer with your family and friends — and think for a moment about the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry and the families we serve.
"Starr" Gift Supports LUM Immigration Clinic
Carol & Nick Starr Donate $1,000 to LUM
In recognition of their church, First Baptist, and in honor of Joe Micon's 41 years of service to LUM & the community, Carol & Nick Starr donated $1,000 to support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic. This "Starr" gift was used to purchase books for the LUM Immigration Clinic new law library. These books will provide a valuable online resource for the Immigration Clinic team allowing them to better serve individuals and families needing immigration assistance.

Carol is also a LUM volunteer working primarily with the LUM Good Samaritan Program . Lafayette Urban Ministry is grateful for the continued support from Carol & Nick Starr — especially during times like these. If you wish to make in an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic , click the button below to make an online donation today.
Career Opportunities - Seeking Applications
Program Director - LUM Emergency Shelter
LUM has an opening for  Program Director overseeing homeless services & programs including the LUM   Emergency Shelter & Winter Warming Station (f ull-time, salary with benefits). To view the full job posting, please click  HERE  — and SHARE with others.

If interested—please email a resume with cover letter to the LUM Executive Program Director (  | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

Applications will be reviewed as received.
Security Staff - LUM Emergency Shelter
LUM has immediate openings for Security Staff with the LUM  Emergency Shelter. Details are as follows:

Type : Part-time, paid
Hours : 10-25 hours per week, possible
Shifts: 8-10 p.m., 8 p.m.-midnight, midnight-7 a.m., 5-7 a.m.
Pay : $15.00 per hour
Duties :
  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises, a team environment modeling mutual respect, and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are noncompliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents

If interested—please email a resume with cover letter to the LUM Executive Program Director (  | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901). Please SHARE with others.