COVID-19 Response to Local Financial Need

LUM Offers Direct Financial Assistance plus Hope

In 2019, the last “normal” year that any of us experienced, the LUM Good Samaritan Program disbursed $103,617 to 1,783 individuals. That money was used to help pay utility bills, keep people housed, and pay for prescription medications. The LUM Good Samaritan Program gives people a financial boost, empowering them to make it through a “rainy day” to a brighter future. 


The financial needs of households in Greater Lafayette grew significantly. Thankfully, so did the generosity of individuals and partner organizations. The Good Samaritan Program provides practical help as well as a sense of hope to those who are helped. Clients are seen, heard, reassured, and valued. This program is one key way that LUM fulfills the mission to “restore human dignity.” 

  • In 2020, an amazing $229,834 in financial assistance was provided
  • In 2021 (as of October 31), our neighbors were assisted 1,661 times with a total of $169,380

Would you please consider donating to the LUM Good Samaritan Program, providing this critical social safety net to our neighbors in need in Greater Lafayette? Not a single dollar of what you give to the Good Samaritan Program is ever used for administrative overhead or staff costs. Your contribution of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 will allow the LUM Good Samaritan Program to be here for all the families, many with children, who call upon LUM for help. And, THANK YOU!

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