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 LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies – Phenomenal Success

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The fourth annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies was a phenomenal success!

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The Follies meal was tasty, and the stage show was well received by the audience. Follies guests generously bid on Silent Auction items and supported specific community needs with donations from the Butterfly Tree — making this year’s Follies the most successful ever.

Special thanks to St. Andrew United Methodist Church for hosting Follies, St. Tom’s for event support, all of the LUM member churches for donating baskets to the Silent Auction, Joan Low for coordinating the meal, Eileen Weiss for coordinating the entertainment, the Follies sponsors, and all of the entertainers and guests.

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All of the proceeds from the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies go directly to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. The Good Samaritan Fund primarily funds the LUM Good Samaritan Program, which is our community’s social safety net. Assistance is provided each weekday morning in averting eviction, utility disconnects, food shortage, and other emergency financial needs.Last year, 2,454 families received a total of $128,804.80 in emergency financial assistance from the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.

To view more photos from the 2015 Follies, click HERE.

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 Thanks to Our 2015 Follies Sponsors:

  • Arwin & Judy Provonsha
  • B & M Auto Specialist
  • Bruce & Pam Delaplane
  • Consolidated Property Management
  • David & Jo Stroud
  • Eileen Weiss & Family
  • Essential Touch
  • Glenn & Tricia Sembroski
  • Halsema Custom Crafts
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Joe & Jo Micon
  • Lafayette Instrument Co., Inc.
  • McCully Restorations
  • Norma Singley
  • Ron & Meg Ellis
  • Ron “Rock-Man” Jackson
  • Roy Barnhart
  • Sandra & Habeeb Dunn-El
  • Terrance & Annette Wilson
  • Vivian Kuo
Not Able to Attend the Follies?
3 Ways YOU May Still Help

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If you’re not able to attend the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies This Year? Here are three ways that you can still make a difference:

  1. Donate to the Good Samaritan Fund
  2. Order the LUM “Heart-Hands” Poster
  3. Fund a specific need with the Good Samaritan Program 

 Donate — To give to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, go to to make a donation online; or for information on how to donate by mail.

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LUM “Heart-Hands” Posters — Order one or both of the new LUM Heart-Hands posters featuring the hands of the LUM After School Program students—for only $50 each. The 16”x20” Heart-Hand posters are full color, printed on photo paper, and come framed. Photo #2 above. To order your posters, email

Fund a Need —The LUM Good Samaritan Program funds specific items for local families in need. If you wish to assist with a specific need — review the list below, select an item, donate that amount (, and 100% of your gift goes directly to helping a family with home, health or employment expenses. Some of the needs are as follows:

  • Birth Certificate—$15
  • Birth Certificate non-Indiana—$35
  • Driving Record—$4
  • Employment TB Test—$50
  • Eviction Notice—$57
  • GED payment—$100
  • Bus Ticket—$100
  • One Client Visit—$45
  • One Day Cost—$400
  • One Week Cost—$2,000
  • Housing—$52
  • Inhaler—$25
  • Marriage Records to obtain ID—$20
  • Physical Exam—$50
  • Prescription—$4-$35
  • Non-skid shoes—$35
  • Scrubs—$40
  • Steel toe boots—$50
  • Work boots—$50
  • Electric bill—$40
  • Gas bill—$45
  • New Water Service—$32
  • Water bill—$42
  • Utility Payment—$45