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LUM Annual Report 2021 -Our Programs


OUR PROGRAMS

In 2021, LUM programs served 2,996 households and 2,007 children. The programs offered in 2021 are as follows:

The charts below display the OCCURRANCES (18,250) or the number of times LUM programs offered assistance to an individual in 2021 (chart on left) and the total number of families, HOUSEHOLDS and individuals (2,996) served in 2021 (chart on right).


OCCURRANCES – 18,250

HOUSEHOLDS – 2,996


OUR PEOPLE

Cris King is a LUM volunteer, donor, and board member. She shared that, I volunteer at LUM in the Financial Assistance Program because of its important role in helping people in need keep their homes and utilities. LUM’s modest financial support and referrals often make a huge difference for those struggling to survive financially. Volunteering in this program is a small way I can help. Other LUM programs, including the Emergency Shelter, After School Program, and Immigration Clinic, provide assistance that is at the heart of social justice, and why I contribute financially. Another positive aspect of volunteering is the LUM staff. They are dedicated and kind. It’s a pleasure to see their respect toward the clients, and in turn the clients’ appreciation for the help. Lafayette Urban Ministry is a wonderful organization.

Cris King grew up in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and received degrees from Manchester College and DePauw University. She worked at universities in several states, but returned to Indiana in 1998 for a position at Purdue, where she was Director of Research Development Services for the Vice President for Research until her retirement 10 years ago. Cris and her husband, Ted Harris, have enjoyed involvement in several local charitable organizations, as well as travel (including bicycling in all 50 states).

Cris represents the thousands of volunteers who support all of the LUM program and events throughout the year. Email volunteer@LUMserve.org or go to LUMserve.org/volunteer, if you wish to  become a LUM volunteer.

If you wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, go to LUMserve.org/donate

LUM Annual Report 2021 -Our People


OUR PEOPLE

Cris King is a LUM volunteer, donor, and board member. She shared that, I volunteer at LUM in the Financial Assistance Program because of its important role in helping people in need keep their homes and utilities. LUM’s modest financial support and referrals often make a huge difference for those struggling to survive financially. Volunteering in this program is a small way I can help. Other LUM programs, including the Emergency ShelterAfter School Program, and Immigration Clinic, provide assistance that is at the heart of social justice, and why I contribute financially. Another positive aspect of volunteering is the LUM staff. They are dedicated and kind. It’s a pleasure to see their respect toward the clients, and in turn the clients’ appreciation for the help. Lafayette Urban Ministry is a wonderful organization.

Cris King grew up in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and received degrees from Manchester College and DePauw University. She worked at universities in several states, but returned to Indiana in 1998 for a position at Purdue, where she was Director of Research Development Services for the Vice President for Research until her retirement 10 years ago. Cris and her husband, Ted Harris, have enjoyed involvement in several local charitable organizations, as well as travel (including bicycling in all 50 states).

Cris represents the thousands of volunteers who support all of the LUM program and events throughout the year. Email volunteer@LUMserve.org or go to LUMserve.org/volunteer, if you wish to  become a LUM volunteer.


If you wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, go to LUMserve.org/donate


OUR PROGRAMS

In 2021, LUM programs served 2,996 households and 2,007 children. The programs offered in 2021 are as follows:

The charts below display the OCCURRANCES (18,250) or the number of times LUM programs offered assistance to an individual in 2021 (chart on left) and the total number of families, HOUSEHOLDS and individuals (2,996) served in 2021 (chart on right).


OCCURRANCES

HOUSEHOLDS

Annual Report 2021 – Lafayette Urban Ministry


The 2021 Annual Report of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Inc. is now available for your review. The sections of the annual report are as follows:


How humbling it is for the LUM staff members, as well as the many LUM many volunteers, to see the generous financial investment from the LUM donors and to experience the ever-present encouragement and support of the LUM Board of Directors.

In 2021
  • Lafayette Urban Ministry served 2,996 households
  • Thousands of individuals volunteered in a LUM program
  • 1,755 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations or local businesses contributed financially to the work at LUM

Please take the time to review the entire Annual Report, which details the remarkable work that together WE accomplished on behalf of low-income children and working families in our community during one of the most challenging years of our history.

If you have any questions or comments, please be in touch. THANK YOU for all you continue to do for local children and families and your neighbors experiencing homelessness through the service & programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry — especially during this crisis.


  • To view the LUM 2021 Annual Report, click HERE.
  • To view all LUM reports including the Annual Report, click HERE.

LUM Mission Statement

Poverty is the greatest thief.

More than depriving a neighbor of food or shelter or warmth, it steals away hope.
While other thieves may take away the past, poverty steals the future and self-respect.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is in the business of restoring human dignity. Through voluntary efforts and contributions we give back the hope, the future, and the self respect which all God’s people need and deserve.

Ours is a Christian ministry that welcomes congregations and people of all faiths.
We give witness to God’s saving love & prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church’s social ministry.

LUM Annual Report 2021 -Our Impact


OUR IMPACT

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis.

In 2021, the Good Samaritan Fund helped 1,309 families; provided financial assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and  other crises 2,018 times; and shared $196,198.

The charts below display the SOURCE of GIFTS to the Good Samaritan Fund in 2021 (left chart) and HOW the FUNDS were USED to impact local families and individuals in 2021 (right chart).


SOURCE of GIFTS

HOW the FUNDS were USED

If you wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, go to LUMserve.org/donate


OUR FINANCES

In 2021, LUM revenue was $1,206,817 thanks to contributions from 1,755 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations and local businesses.

The charts below display the source of REVENUE (left chart) and the EXPENDITURES (right chart).


REVENUE

EXPENDITURES

The LUM Federal 990 and other financial reports are available for public inspection online at LUMserve.org or in the LUM Office.

LUM Annual Report 2021 -Our Finances


OUR FINANCES

In 2021, LUM revenue was $1,206,817 thanks to contributions from 1,755 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations and local businesses.

The charts below display the source of REVENUE (left chart) and the EXPENDITURES (right chart).


REVENUE

EXPENDITURES

The LUM Federal 990 and other financial reports are available for public inspection online at LUMserve.org or in the LUM Office.


OUR IMPACT

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis.

In 2021, the Good Samaritan Fund helped 2,018 families; provided financial assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and  other crises 1,309 times; and shared $196,198.

The charts below display the SOURCE of GIFTS to the Good Samaritan Fund in 2021 (left chart) and HOW the FUNDS were USED to impact local families and individuals in 2021 (right chart).


SOURCE of GIFTS

HOW the FUNDS were USED

If you wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, go to LUMserve.org/donate

LUM Annual Report 2021 -Our Story


LUM serves this community night and day, round the clock, 365 days a year. The 45+ churches that combine to provide 20 programs and events through LUM would not be possible without supporters like you.

In 2021, LUM served close to 3,000 households, which was all the more vital in the midst of this pandemic. Thank you for the role you play in honoring the dignity of every person in Greater Lafayette.

You make a life-giving impact every night and every day.

Chuck Anderson
President, Board of Directors

You did it again. In 2021, you made a night and day difference for children and families in our community. You liberated people from the stifling grip of poverty. You provided people with solid ground on which to build a better future. You did what Jesus taught: to love & serve “the least of these.” Thank you!

Wes Tillett
Executive Director

LUM Annual Report 2021 -Our Finances – Our Impact


OUR FINANCES

In 2021, LUM revenue was $1,206,817 thanks to contributions from 1,755 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations and local businesses.

The charts below display the source of REVENUE (left chart) and the EXPENDITURES (right chart).


REVENUE

EXPENDITURES

The LUM Federal 990 and other financial reports are available for public inspection online at LUMserve.org or in the LUM Office.


OUR IMPACT

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis.

In 2021, the Good Samaritan Fund helped 2,018 families; provided financial assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and  other crises 1,309 times; and shared $196,198.

The charts below display the SOURCE of GIFTS to the Good Samaritan Fund in 2021 (left chart) and HOW the FUNDS were USED to impact local families and individuals in 2021 (right chart).


SOURCE of GIFTS

HOW the FUNDS were USED

If you wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, go to LUMserve.org/donate

Annual Report 2020 – Lafayette Urban Ministry



Here is your personal copy of the 2020 Annual Report of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Inc. The pages detail the remarkable work that together WE have accomplished on behalf of low-income children and working families in our community during one of the most challenging years of our history.

How humbling it is for the LUM staff members, as well as the many LUM many volunteers, to see the generous financial investment from the LUM donors and to experience the ever-present encouragement and support of the LUM Board of Directors.

Feel free to share the LUM Annual Report with friends and family members to show the impact that YOU are having through your partnership with Lafayette Urban Ministry.

If you have any questions or comments, please be in touch. THANK YOU for all you continue to do for local children and families and your neighbors experiencing homelessness through the service & programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry — especially during this crisis.

  • To view the LUM 2020 Annual Report, click HERE.
  • To view all LUM reports including the Annual Report, click HERE.

In 2020
  • Lafayette Urban Ministry served 3,020 households
  • Thousands of individuals volunteered in a LUM program
  • 2,137 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations or local businesses contributed financially to the work at LUM

LUM Mission Statement

Poverty is the greatest thief.

More than depriving a neighbor of food or shelter or warmth, it steals away hope.
While other thieves may take away the past, poverty steals the future and self-respect.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is in the business of restoring human dignity. Through voluntary efforts and contributions we give back the hope, the future, and the self respect which all God’s people need and deserve.

Ours is a Christian ministry that welcomes congregations and people of all faiths.
We give witness to God’s saving love & prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church’s social ministry.

LUM Annual Report 2019

The Executive Directors of Lafayette Urban Ministry

Here is your advance copy of the LUM 2019 Annual Report. The pages detail the remarkable work that together we have accomplished on behalf of low-income children and working families in our community.

How gratifying it is for the LUM staff members, as well as for LUM’s many volunteers, to see the generous financial support of LUM’s many donors and to experience the ever-present encouragement of the LUM Board of Directors.

Feel free to share the LUM Annual Report with friends and family members to show the impact that you are having through your partnership in LUM.

Please be in touch if you have questions or comments. THANK YOU for all you continue to do for local children and families through the service & programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

  • To view the LUM 2019 Annual Report, click HERE.
  • To view all LUM reports including the Annual Report, click HERE.

In 2019…
  • Lafayette Urban Ministry served 3,792 households
  • More than 3,200 individuals volunteered in a LUM program
  • 1,776 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations or local businesses contributed financially to the work at LUM


LUM Mission Statement

Poverty is the greatest thief.
More than depriving a neighbor of food or shelter or warmth, it steals away hope.
While other thieves may take away the past, poverty steals the future and self-respect.
Lafayette Urban Ministry is in the business of restoring human dignity.
Through voluntary efforts and contributions we give back the hope, the future, and the self respect which all God’s people need and deserve.
Ours is a Christian ministry that welcomes congregations and people of all faiths.
We give witness to God’s saving love & prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church’s social ministry.

Annual Report 2017 – Lafayette Urban Ministry


A Letter from Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director

How pleased we are to present to you, on the front cover of the 2017 Annual Report, “A Prayer for LUM.” It was recently written and shared with me by Dr. James Davidson and the Rev. Don Nead. Along with LUM’s first Executive Director Rev. Ron Elly and Dr. Thomas Hull, Davidson and Nead were instrumental in the early formation and development of LUM.

These four LUM “Dream Team” members knew then, that in order for LUM to grow and to have a positive impact in the lives of the needy in our community, it must become a place that seamlessly integrates both the spiritual and social aspects of our Christian faith. As LUM begins its 46th year of ministry to at-risk families and children in our community, how powerful it is for us to receive Jim and Don’s prayerful expression of why it is that LUM is here.

The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who lost his life in June of 2015 along with eight members of his congregation at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, once shared in a sermon that “Our calling is not just within the walls of the congregation, but in the life & community in which our congregation resides.”

In eulogizing Rev. Pinckney, President Obama shared that Pinckney’s faith demanded that he perform deeds along with preaching words; that the sweet hour of prayer is supposed to last all week long; that putting faith into action is about more than just individual salvation, it is about our collective salvation; that to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and house the homeless is not just a call for isolated charity, but the imperative of a just society.

In the pages of this Annual Report, I hope you will look beyond all the data and dollars, as impressive as they are, to the deep reservoir of communal faith from which these things flow. I hope you gain a sense of what it is that motivates us as LUM donors, volunteers, staff and board members, to accomplish all the many works of charity and social justice that happen here.

At LUM’s board meeting last month, board secretary Joan Low (Greater Lafayette Stake LDS) shared a story about Dr. King’s final words. As far as anyone knows, the last thing Martin Luther King, Jr. said as he leaned over the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis was to saxophonist Ben Branch. “Ben, be sure you play my favorite song tonight, ‘Precious Lord.’ Play it real pretty.”

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord,
Lead me home.

LUM’s work is often difficult. Staff members work long hours. Volunteers always wish they could do more for those we serve. Decisions have to be made every day about how to best allocate limited resources. It is in the midst of these difficulties that so many of us at LUM draw upon our reservoir of faith to help lighten the load.

“Thank you” Jim Davidson and Don Nead for sharing your “Prayer for LUM” and for reminding us yet again of LUM’s mission and what motivates us to accomplish it.

My deepest gratitude to each of you – LUM’s donors, volunteers, staff and board members – for expressing your faith through your special involvement in and support of the Lafayette Urban Ministry.


The 2017 LUM Annual Report is available to review, click HERE.


LUM Mission Statement

Poverty is the greatest thief.

More than depriving a neighbor of food or shelter or warmth, it steals away hope.
While other thieves may take away
the past, poverty steals the future and self-respect.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is in the business of restoring human dignity.

Through voluntary efforts and contributions we give back the hope, the future, and the self respect which all God’s people need and deserve.

Ours is a Christian ministry that welcomes congregations and
people of all faiths.

We give witness to God’s saving
love & prophetic power by
loving neighbors, seeking justice,
empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church’s social ministry.


The 2017 LUM Annual Report is available to review, click HERE.


In 2017, Lafayette Urban Ministry served 5,166 households and more than 3,000 individuals volunteered in a LUM program. Over 1,600 individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations or local businesses contributed financially to our work.

Please read the LUM Annual Report —learn the facts and figures—and see what your special friendship and generous support has accomplished and how many children and families were served. Then, take a moment to reflect upon what it was about LUM that evoked feeling in you this year.

Thanks again for a terrific 2017 — you’ve made our community a stronger, safer, more fair and just place for everyone.


To read the entire LUM Annual Report including a letter from the executive director, click HERE. Stop by the LUM office if you would like a paper copy.


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