NEXT Thursday - Port of Hope & Match
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up - Exciting Events Planned
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, the LUM executive director, shares his excitement for the Port of Hope Virtual Experience next Thursday night (11/5). For more information, see below. Please take 60 seconds to watch the video.
Enjoy a cozy evening at home, snuggled on your sofa in your favorite pajamas, partaking in the LUM Immigration Clinic Virtual Port of Hope FUNdraiser! You will enjoy dance, music, and informative discussions and interviews highlighting the efforts of the clinic and the positive impact it has on Greater Lafayette. The evening will also include an interview with Drs. Ketan and Tanuja Sheth who are offering a “$30,000 Match Donation” in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. As an immigrant and the child of immigrants themselves, Ketan and Tanuja understand the importance of quality immigration services being available to those most in need and are passionate about the impact the LUM Immigration Clinic has on our community.
All donations to the LUM Immigration Clinic between now and November 30 will be matched by the Sheths. This includes funds raised in conjunction with Port of Hope. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity todouble your donationto the LUM Immigration Clinic and increase your impact in helping our immigrant neighbors, thanks to the wonderful generosity of the Sheth family.

LUM looks forward to seeing you at the virtual Port of Hope, Thursday, November 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.!
Meet the Volunteers - LUM Immigration Clinic
Eli Heindricks & Dr. Ileana Cortes Santiago
The LUM Immigration Clinic would like to spotlight two of its amazing volunteers. 
Eli Heindricks is a senior at Purdue studying Economics and Political Science. Almost from the time that he stepped on campus as a student he has been involved with the LUM Immigration Clinic and Campaign for Hoosier Families. He has helped with outreach, advocacy and education, fundraising, marketing, and communication. When describing the impact that Eli has had on the LUM Immigration Clinic, the director, Susan Brouillette, commented, “When I think about the future, I know it's bright because Eli is a part of it. We are truly blessed to have him as part of our team and will miss him dearly when he leaves Purdue.” When Eli was asked why he volunteers with LUM and the LUM Immigration Clinic, he replied, “I really enjoy helping people in my community."
The LUM Immigration Clinic is also blessed to have as a volunteer Dr. Ileana Cortes Santiago who shares her expertise to foster community and equitability. She describes herself as “the daughter of agriculture, Puerto Rican home cooking, Spanish verses, and a complex family that I love.” Dr. Cortes currently assists the LUM Immigration Clinic with its newsletters and social media. Her association with the LUM Immigration Clinic started when she was a Ph.D. student at Purdue studying literacy and language education. Even though she has since moved to the Washington, DC area she still has strong ties to the greater Lafayette community. She is a former communications manager for a national immigration justice non-profit and currently works at an international development agency. Susan Brouillette, the LUM Immigration Clinic director summed it up this way, “In addition to having a servant’s heart, Ileana is an extremely gifted writer and graphic artist and we are incredibly fortunate that she has chosen to share the gifts of her time and talents with the LUM Immigration Clinic.”
LUM Needs Your Assistance on Thanksgiving
Turkey Trot 5K Run - Live or Virtual
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.
LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast
Make a difference this Thanksgiving holiday — donate your time cooking, serving, entertaining, hosting, greeting, setting up, cleaning up, and more. Due to COVID-19, the Community Thanksgiving Feast will be a carry-out only event. 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.
Klemme Insurance $3,600 Match Program
$3,600 Match - Entire Month of November
For the entire month of November, the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency of West Lafayette is offering a $3,600 Match Donation in support of LUM. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families thanks to the generosity of Neil Klemme Insurance Agency.

It’s simple — click the “Klemme Match” button from November 1 through November 30, make a donation, and the Neil Klemme Insurance Agency will match donations up to $3,600.

This is an exciting partnership because Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency is a local business. LUM is fortunate and grateful to have this support from Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency.
It’s time to vote! Early voting has begun in Indiana.
Do you have a plan for voting? Do you have a back up plan for voting?
Vote as early as you are able. 

Here are some helpful links for VOTING in 2020:
  • Early Voting Schedule for Tippecanoe County, click HERE
  • For everything you need to know to VOTE in INDIANA, click HERE
  • For everything you need to know to VOTE in USA, click HERE