Spotlight on Volunteers - A Vital Part of LUM
Meet Adelia - LUM Superstar Volunteer
Adelia Sorge started participating in the LUM Spanish Conversation Tables in 2015 and soon after started volunteering with the LUM Immigration Clinic . She has been volunteering with LUM ever since.

Adelia grew up in Oakwood, Ohio. She and her husband, Dennis now live in West Lafayette. Adelia earned her BA in Psychology with a comprehensive in language from Manchester University as well as two Master's degrees in Child Development and Counseling, both from Purdue University. Adelia retired as a Purdue Krannert School of Management academic advisor. Dennis, who is a past president of the LUM Board of Directors, is retired as the Director of Academic Research & Services and K-12 Outreach for the Purdue College of Science. Adelia & Dennis are active members of St. John's Episcopal Church and have three grown children, all of whom graduated from Purdue, and eight grandchildren, two who are currently enrolled at Purdue.

With the LUM Immigration Clinic, Adelia volunteers weekly and has been willing to assist in any task big or small. Recently she assisted a client, Luis Urbano , in preparing for his citizenship test. Luis attended a series of LUM Citizenship Classes but needed more one-on-one tutoring. Adelia and Luis met often and worked diligently. In July 2018, Luis became a US Citizen, and Adelia shared that she was humbled to be a part of his journey. "I was attracted to LUM because of the Immigration Clinic. The process is difficult and confusing and I enjoy being able to help families get through it."

Adelia encourages others to take the initiative to volunteer with LUM. "You will not regret it. You'll be helping whether it be with a financial crisis or issues with the immigration process. Each day at LUM, I am inspired by the clients. It is nice to be a part of something positive when there are so many negative things happening in the world."

In addition to LUM, Adelia also volunteers with groups that focus on supporting reading proficiency, literacy, voting & voter registration, diversity, immigration and gender issues. LUM is blessed to have Adelia Sorge as regular volunteer.
{Pictured above: Adelia & Luis Urbano.}
The Door to "Help & Hope" for Over 23 Years
Ask, and it will be given to you; Seek, and you will find;
Knock, and the door will be opened to you.
'For everyone who asks receives, and one who seeks finds,
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.' ~ Matthew 7:7-8
New Door - LUM Youth Center & Emergency Shelter
The LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center & Emergency Shelter has a new door at 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette.

Since the opening of this building in 1995, over 250,000 shelter guests and 140,000 after school & summer students have entered this door for a clean, nurturing environment which also offers opportunities for a better future, stronger families & better prepared children.
The new door will continue to offer a gateway to help & hope from LUM to our neighbors in need.

The new door also increases the privacy and security of the building — and is much more welcoming.

The next time you pass by on N 4th Street, glance over at the new door — and reflect on the next 400,000 individuals who will "knock" and have this new door opened for them.
Countdown to Hunger Hike - 7 Weeks to Go
Start Fundraising Today - Hunger Hike 2018
| Hunger Hike - Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |
Hunger Hike 2018 is only 7 weeks away.
If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift , click HERE .

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike.
Go to for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas .

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email, call  765-423-2691 or go to .
LUM Programs - Save the Dates - Get Engaged
Upcoming LUM Programs & Events - Just for YOU!
Port of Hope  (November 8)
– Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic .

The event includes heavy appetizers from local restaurants, a silent auction featuring items from around the world and live global music & entertainment.

If you wish to attend or be an event sponsor, email , go to or call 765-423-2691.
(November 22) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette).

More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.
If you wish to be an event sponsor or make a donation, email , go to or call 765-423-2691.
Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk  (November 22)
– Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette.
Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome.

All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If you wish to participate or be an event sponsor, email , go to or call 765-423-2691.
Jubilee Christmas  (December 8)
– LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children.

Parents visit one of 26+ churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make their Christmas dinner special too.

If you wish to host a group of families or make a donation to Jubilee Christmas, email , go to or call 765-423-2691.
Bus Drivers Needed - Starting Next Week
Seeking Volunteers for LUM After School Program
Volunteer  Activity Bus Drivers   are needed to transport the LUM  After School Program students from their schools to our program facility in downtown Lafayette.

Drivers are needed each weekday afternoon from Tuesday, August 7 - May 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 
Bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license, pass the driver’s test for PPL, have a good driving record, and pass a physical examination.

Volunteers are also needed from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday—as tutors, story readers, spelling test givers and for helping children in general. To begin the “Easy 4-Step Process” to becoming an After School Program Volunteer, click  HERE .

Please consider signing up NOW to  volunteer  for this important ministry and make a difference in the lives of children. For more information about the LUM After School Program, click  HERE  or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 | ). PLEASE SHARE.