LUM Honors Volunteers with Service Awards

LUM Volunteer Appreciation Reception

LUM could not serve our community without thousands of volunteers each year, who assist in each program and with each event. In celebration of National Volunteer Month, LUM recognized all of our dedicated volunteers at the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the LUM Volunteer Appreciation Reception last week.

This year, LUM also recognized at least one volunteer from each program as a 2021 Star Volunteer, who were selected by each of the program directors. The LUM 2021 Star Volunteers are as follows: Thomas Busch (Immigration Clinic), Kathy Coder (Westside Food Pantry), Connie Decker (Tax Assistance), Susan Edgell (Youth Programs), Bayley Emig (Youth Programs) Connie Farrell (Bulk Mail), Joan Marshall (Reception Desk), Kim Reneau (Protein Food Pantry), Shirley Robertson (Financial Assistance & Jubilee Christmas), Duane Sellers (Hunger Hike), Tricia Sembroski (Financial Assistance, Tax Assistance, Board Treasurer & Jubilee Christmas), Adelia Sorge (Immigration Clinic), Brandyn Stack (Emergency Shelter), Diane West (Turkey Trot 5K Run), and Marilyn Zerbes (Business Office). If you wish to read more about the LUM 2021 Star Volunteers, see below.

Please join us in thanking each and every voluteer, especially the Star Volunteers. If you wish to volunteer with LUM please click the button below or email volunteer@LUMserve.org.


LUM 2021 Star Volunteers

LUM 2021 STAR Volunteer! For making a significant contribution in court-related asylum cases, preventing the deportation of families for the Immigration Clinic. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR Volunteer! For your willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that the West Side Food Pantry clients are well cared for. You have been a backup for the director, arrive early for set-up, delivered food to clients, and helped move over-supply for food as needed. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For your willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that the Tax Assistance Program was a success. Connie worked tirelessly to explain our new model to clients. She showed up every single Saturday morning to help run the drop off clinic, and was friendly and welcoming even when clients were agitated or had forgotten to complete their paperwork. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For bringing consistency and help to the After School Program. For your initiative in direct interactions with the children and staff. You have helped in all areas of programming. Building relationships with children and staff. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For serving with a positive attitude, working additional days to help get a project completed, and being a true asset to the Bulk Mail team. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For your willingness to go above and beyond for our clients and guests at the Reception desk. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For your willingness to go above and beyond regular duties of the Protein Food Pantry by being early for setup, delivering food to clients, moving over-supply of produce to LTHC and much more. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For volunteering 2-3 mornings a week to meet with Financial Assistance Clients, and always doing so with an uplifting, positive energy. Shirley played an important role in LUM’s ability to keep the Financial Assistance Program running smoothly during the pandemic. Thank you for your kindness, encouraging words and undying commitment to serving people in need, and for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR Volunteer! Hunger Hike would not be what it is without all of Duane’s hard work. Not only does he take part in the task force and play a vital role in corporate fundraising, he’s also consistently one of our top peer-to-peer fundraisers – and in 2021 he took first place. His efforts make Hunger Hike a success. He has demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For serving above and beyond as Board Treasurer, Financial Aid Advocate, Tax Assistance Preparer, and so much more. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR Volunteer! For doing an outstanding job with waivers of inadmissibility for the Immigration Clinic. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR Volunteer! For consistently volunteering with the Emergency Shelter through the pandemic and the winter seasons. When LUM was losing volunteers due to COVID-19, Brandyn stepped up. It is a blessing to have him with us. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! For helping to prepare the Turkey Trot 5K race packets, and overseeing the packet pick-up process. You were absolutely essential in helping us run a smooth, hassle free race, especially in 2021, when we had more than 650 runners! You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

LUM 2021 STAR VOLUNTEER! You have been an invaluable help to the Business Office during the switch from Cash Accounting to Accrual Accounting. You are always willing to meet and consult. You are an upbeat and selfless individual who has been a true blessing to LUM. You have demonstrated compassion, cooperation, and a commitment to serve LUM and the people of Greater Lafayette. Thank you for your efforts to help LUM in TACKLING BASIC NEEDS and UPLIFTING HUMAN BEINGS.

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