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Purdue Crew’s Row-A-Thon
Benefits LUM Emergency Fund

Purdue Rowing Team presents “Row-A-Thon 2019” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. Purdue Crew’s donation to LUM from Row-A-Thon is one of the largest gifts each year. The co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines while raising funds for LUM.

Row-A-Thon DONATION Options
— you may give…

  • Online NOW — to make a donation online, click HERE
  • In Person — attend Row-A-ThonTHIS Saturday and give at the event
  • By Mail — make checks payable to Purdue Crew Club and send your checks to: Purdue Crew—Row-A-Thon, 355 N Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Row-A-Thon 2019 event details are as follows:
  • THIS Saturday, February 16 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tippecanoe Mall, 2415 Sagamore Pkwy S, Lafayette

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2018, financial assistance was provided 1,780 times, and $109,784 was shared.

THANK YOU – Purdue Crew & Tippecanoe Mall
Thanks to PURDUE CREW president, Brendan Doherty; Head Coach David Kucik; and the entire rowing team and coaching staff for their continued support of Lafayette Urban Ministry.
To learn more about the Purdue Crew Team, click HERE.
Thanks also to TIPPECANOE MALL (a Simon Mall) for hosting Row-A-Thon each year and for their support of LUM.
To learn more about the shops in the Tippecanoe Mall, click HERE.
Event Sponsors Needed For
LUM FOLLIES – Fundraiser

Dear Friend of LUM,

I hope that you and your company would consider being an event sponsor for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies this May.

As I am writing this we are in the midst of the longest “government shutdown” in our nation’s history. Unfortunately, this shutdown has impacted the financial stability of many low income families and children right here in our local community. But have no fear – LUM continues to “be open” to support and strengthen local families. The foundation of the LUM services offered to families in crisis is our emergency financial assistance program known as the LUM Good Samaritan Program. Now more than ever, we need to make sure that the Good Samaritan Program has the funds to continue to serve local families especially in times like these.

One way LUM raises funds for the Good Samaritan Program is by hosting the LUM Follies each spring. The 8th annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies will be on Friday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, West Lafayette. It is a lighthearted evening with a great meal, wonderful company, and an entertaining live stage show. As an event sponsor you will be directly assisting local families & children as well as getting exposure for your business. Your gift will be acknowledged in the LUM Follies’ program to over 250 guests and performers and through all of LUM’s social media outlets plus our weekly eNewsletter and website – reaching over 6,000 of our supporters.

Last year, financial assistance was provided 1,780 times and $109,784 was shared through the LUM Good Samaritan Program. Evictions were averted. Utility disconnects were halted. Prescription medication was secured. More than $1.6 million has been shared over the past 14 years. The money raised at LUM Follies, including your gift, is a significant part of this emergency fund.

Please review your LUM Follies sponsorship options (click HERE) and return it with your gift in the via mail. You may also give online at Thank you for your continued support of Lafayette Urban Ministry and kind consideration of this opportunity.

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry