Students from Ms. Bredar & Ms. Ferger’s 4th Grade classes at Cole Elementary School (TSC), visited the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center this past Monday. The students were on a field trip to attend a downtown show, and during their trip, their teachers scheduled some time for the students to visit and learn more about LUM. Joe Micon, the LUM executive director, gave the students a tour of the youth center and emergency shelter and shared information on the LUM programs & services. At the end of their visit, the Cole Elementary School students presented Joe Micon with lots of ” needed items” for the Emergency Shelter and After School Program. Thanks to Ms. Bredar & Ms. Ferger and their students for a wonderful visit, caring about LUM, and collecting ” needed items” for our students and shelter guests.
Michael Pinto (pictured left), Principal at James Cole Elementary School (TSC), recently volunteered at the LUM Emergency Shelter.
His time with the guests of the LUM emergency shelter had a profound impact on Mr. Pinto. He shared at the time that “It was rewarding and humbling — and always nice to be able to offer something to others and also to hear and feel the sincere gratitude offered by the guests.”
After he was certain that all guests had been served a meal, Principal Mike Pinto joined a table and began engaging with a small group of guests. When he returned home that evening, Principal Pinto wrote a touching reflection on his time at LUM.
This short yet powerful post is entitled, “Oatmeal’s Better Than No Meal.” Please read Principal Pinto’s reflection — click HERE.
If you wish to make a donation to the LUM Emergency Shelter, click HERE.