LUM Winter Care Campaign: Providing Warmth, Cleanliness, and Care

Expanded Hours and Larger Facility for 2024

As we enter the most dangerous part of the winter season, Lafayette Urban Ministry is embarking on a crucial mission to enhance the LUM Winter Warming Station, providing a safe and warm haven for those experiencing homelessness. LUM is thrilled to share that we have not only expanded the service hours but are also moving to a larger facility to ensure everyone has a warm and secure place to spend the night.

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To make this initiative a success, LUM is launching the Winter Care Campaign, focusing on the needs that impact the well-being of our unhoused guests. Your support of the LUM Homeless Services programs is essential in turning this vision into reality. Here’s how your donation to the LUM Winter Care Campaign will make a difference:

  1. Floor Mats for Comfort:
    • Your support will provide warm and insulated sleeping surfaces, ensuring our guests experience a more comfortable night’s rest.
  2. Bleach & Disinfectant Wipes for Sanitation:
    • Help us maintain a clean, hygienic, and sanitized environment, promoting the health and well-being of everyone in our shelter.
  3. Toilet Paper for Necessities:
    • Support our efforts to provide basic necessities, ensuring a comfortable and dignified experience for everyone in our shelter.
  4. Staffing Support for Personalized Care:
    • Your generosity empowers our dedicated staff to provide personalized attention, care, and support to each individual in our shelter.
  5. Coffee Set-Up for Warmth and Comfort:
    • By contributing, you help establish a cozy corner with hot beverages, offering a comforting respite from the cold and fostering a sense of community.
  6. Security Cameras and Crowd Control Barriers:
    • Enhance the safety and security of our Winter Warming Station by supporting the installation of security cameras and implementing crowd control barriers.

How You Can Help:
Your contribution to the Winter Care Campaign will directly impact the lives of those seeking refuge during the winter months. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Donate Now: Contribute to our campaign to fund LUM Homeless Services including the floor mats, disinfectant wipes, coffee setups, bleach, and staffing support.
  2. Spread the Word: Share our campaign with your network. Your outreach can make a significant difference in reaching our goals.
  3. Volunteer: Consider donating your time to support our Winter Warming Station. Your hands-on involvement is invaluable.

Thank you for being a vital part of our mission. Together, we can create a winter season of warmth, cleanliness, comfort, and care for everyone in our community. Donate Now! Spread the Word! Volunteer!

LUM is also actively seeking out and applying for grants and corporate sponsorships for the Winter Care Campaign. If you are interested in sponsoring this campaign, please email lum@LUMserve.org or call 765-423-2691.

The Winter Warming Station complements the services offered by the LUM Emergency Shelter, which has 48 beds. It also gives individuals an opportunity to learn about other services offered by LUM and other local agencies for which they may be eligible. Please consider making a donation or providing bagged meals for the Winter Warming Station guests. Your support is appreciated, especially during the harsh winter months.

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