LUM COVID-19 Response - Phase 4
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up - "Thankful!"
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes shares how THANKFUL he is for your response during this crisis -- and more. Please take 56 seconds to watch the video.
Back On Track - Focused on Health & Safety
Open for Business with New Protocols
LUM is open for business, but “how” LUM serves the families in our community has been modified again this week to keep pace with the Back on Track Indiana timeline. A summary of LUM services offered during LUM Phase 4 are as follows:
LUM staff members attended mandatory COVID- 19 training last Wednesday (pictured). The LUM Office is closed to drop-in visitors, but starting this week, clients may be seen by appointment, if they cannot get assistance remotely. Clients (with appointments), staff & volunteers must wear a mask, wash their hands and get their temperature taken before entering. Anyone who is sick, or has COVID-19 warning signs or symptoms will be not allowed to enter. LUM assistance is being offered to local families & children remotely whenever possible using online forms, email and phone calls. For more details on the LUM COVID-19 Response, click HERE.
Creative COVID-19 Response - Outside Meeting
Certainly within compliance with the new LUM COVID-19 Response Guidelines, the LUM Immigration Clinic is occasionally meeting with clients outside on LUM property. The client, volunteer (Judge Tom Bush) and staff member (Monica Casanova) are wearing masks and social distancing (using a six foot table). The LUM Immigration Clinic team, as well as all LUM staff members, are determined to "stay open" and are being creative to do so while keeping everyone safe and healthy.
Meet Kieron - Newest Member of LUM Staff
Kieron Denson - New LUM Custodian
Kieron O. Denson is the new LUM custodian. He graduated from Benton Central High School this past December and still lives in Oxford, Indiana. Kieron has volunteered with LUM for more than a year and was a LUM Camp counselor last summer.

Kieron enjoys working at LUM because the environment is friendly and the staff are helpful. He shared that, " I will be the best that I can be by working hard and remaining positive and humble. Knowing that my work will help others have a better day, and life, makes me proud."

Kieron also said that, " Knowledge inspires me, and you can never stop learning." The ability to learn is one of his favorite things in life. In his free time, Kieron enjoys being outdoors, hiking and playing basketball. He plans on enrolling in college soon. LUM is lucky to have Kieron join the team in such an important role, especially during this difficult time.
Underwood Agency Donates $1,000 to LUM
Grant Awarded to LUM through Underwood
Chuck Clark, president of the Underwood Agency , recently presented a check for  $1,000  to LUM executive director, Wes Tillett {Pictured L to R: Wes Tillett & Chuck Clark.}

Chuck Clark nominated LUM for the matching donor program at Erie Insurance and was awarded a grant.
 
Thanks to Chuck Clark, the entire team at Underwood Agency and Erie Insurance for their generous donation and continued support of LUM.