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Emergency Shelter Needs Overnight Volunteers

Currently there are openings for Overnight Shelter Volunteers. Volunteers are needed 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include check-in, serve dinner, and distribute toiletries. Volunteers must be able to maintain confidentiality, interact with a variety of people, be at least 18 years old, and attend one Shelter Training Session. Training sessions are offered every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. (no need to register for training).

Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer, click HERE
  • Donate Needed Items, click HERE
  • Prepare a Meal for LUM Shelter Guests, click HERE

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE — or email or call David Heckert (dheckert@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

LUM is Hiring – Shelter Security Staff


Part-time | Immediate Openings | Paid – $15 per Hour

The LUM Emergency Shelter is seeking applications for the Security Staff. The positions are part-time, paid ($15 per hour).
More details are as follows:
Hours: Daily – 8 p.m. to midnight or midnight to 7 a.m.
Duties:
  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises; a team environment modeling mutual respect; and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are noncompliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents
If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to David Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter Director (dheckert@lumserve.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

West Lafayette Recommends Grant for LUM

LUM Emergency Shelter to Benefit from Grant

Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been recommended for a Community Development Block Grant from the City of West Lafayette (IN). LUM has been recommended to receive $7,217 to support the work of the LUM Emergency Shelter.

CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be used to support the LUM homeless guests. Thanks to David Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter director, for his work on this grant.


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We’re Almost Out! (Of Simple Green, that is.)



Currently there is an urgent need for Simple Green (concentrate, original scent) all purpose cleaner at LUM. The LUM Emergency Shelter and Youth Programs rely on gifts from the community and our LUM friends.

Please help by making a monetary donation to LUM or purchasing Simple Green for LUM. You may ship or drop them off to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901), Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchase what is needed, when it’s needed, but donations of “needed items” are also appreciated. Items on the wish list are listed by “need” and also by program (Emergency Shelter, Youth Programs, Food Pantry, etc.). Thank you.

To view our entire WISH LIST, click HERE.


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Polar Vortex: Impact on LUM Homeless Guests

LUM Severe Winter Weather Protocol

Lafayette Urban Ministry has a shelter protocol for severely cold and snowy weather. LUM provides bus transportation from the local day shelter to the LUM Emergency Shelter and the LUM Winter Warming Station on evenings with dangerous wind-chill temperatures.

Due to severe weather conditions this week, buses were available to transport guests from the local day shelter to the LUM Emergency Shelter and Winter Warming Station at 8:30 p.m. Additionally, the Winter Warming Station opened at 9 p.m. (three hours earlier) on these nights.

Special thanks to ALL of our LUM shelter volunteers especially our bus drivers.


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Position Opening — Shelter Security Staff — Paid, P/T


Security Staff Position – LUM Emergency Shelter


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LUM has immediate opening for Security Staff at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Please review the information below — and share with others. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Type: Part-time, paid; Pay: $15.00 per hour
Hours: Daily – 8 p.m. to midnight or midnight to 7 a.m.
Duties:

  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises, a team environment modeling mutual respect, and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are non-compliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents

If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Shelter Director, David Heckert (dheckert@lumserve.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

Winter Warming Station – Open to All


Life Saving Service for the Homeless

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No one in our community should have to spend the night outdoors in the harsh weather — and the LUM Winter Warming Station allows individuals, including those who are not eligible to stay at the LUM Emergency Shelter, to be in our safe, secure indoor warm space. The LUM Winter Warming Station is located in the LUM Office building (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) and is open from midnight to 7 a.m. from November 15 through April 15. So are, it has been utilized by 25 individuals needing a place to “warm up.”


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Volunteer Needed – This Holiday Season


Jubilee Christmas – Volunteers Needed

LUM Jubilee Christmas needs lots of volunteer “elves” to bring Christmas to local families and children in need. Volunteer opportunities are as follows:

  • Host a Family on Saturday, December 8 (100+ needed)
  • Staff our “Donation Center” – Nov. 26 to Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m.
  • Sort Toys – December 4 & 6
  • Prepare a Mailing to our registered families (Nov. 5)

These opportunities are perfect for GROUPS (student organizations, civic & church groups, families & groups of co-workers).

Learn more and sign up today. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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Turkey Trot 5K Run – Volunteers Needed


Be part of the annual LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run as a walker, runner or volunteer.

Volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 22) from 6-9:30 a.m. at Walmart/Christina’s, West Lafayette, including…

  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 –
    Advanced Check In, noon – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 22 –
    Check In, 6-8:15 a.m.
    Food/Water distribution, 6:15-9 a.m.
    Course Guides, 7:15-9 a.m.

If you wish to participate as a walker or runner, click HERE.

Volunteer and make a difference in your community this Thanksgiving holiday — all in support of the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry.

All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry.


Emergency Shelter – Volunteers Needed

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m.-7 a.m. or 8 p.m. -midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment.

The LUM Winter Warming Station will open in mid-November and will also need volunteers each night.

MEALS Are Needed Too — If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal for the shelter guests once or regularly, click HERE for more information.

For more information on homeless services volunteer opportunities at LUM, click  HERE.


Thanksgiving – Volunteers Needed

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Everyone is welcome at the annual LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and LUM relies on dozens of volunteers like you. There are many opportunities for YOU to serve your community neighbors on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, including…

  • Cooking, serving
  • Performing
  • Hosting, greeting
  • Setting up, cleaning up

Donations of food & supplies are also needed. Volunteer and make a difference in your community this Thanksgiving holiday.


Donations and volunteers are needed to make it a success.

Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will help to defray the $9,000 expense for the meal.  Click “make a donation” below.

Check out the Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping List below. Please sign up to donate & volunteer TODAY.

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After School – Volunteers Needed

The LUM After School Program needs volunteers from 2-6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. Volunteer bus drivers are also needed. Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our students. For more information, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (765-423-2691 | khogue@lumserve.org).

For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, HERE.


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Holder Bedding $2,500 Match Program


EXPIRED – November 30, 2018 at Midnight

Holder Bedding Matches Your Donations to LUM

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Holder Bedding Inc. of Lafayette is once again offering the “$2,500 Match Program” in support of LUM.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families thanks to the generosity of Holder Bedding Inc. It’s simple — click the “Make A Donation” button, make a donation by November 30, and Holder Bedding will match it.

Holder Bedding is also offering an incentive of $200 toward your purchase of one of their Select Mattress Sets. Visit Holder Bedding, mention Lafayette Urban Ministry, and get $200 off.

This is an exciting  partnership because Holder Bedding is a local business and is also the preferred mattress of the LUM Emergency Shelter. In 2013, 42 mattresses were made in Lafayette by Holder Bedding and installed at the LUM Emergency Shelter.


NOW through November 30,
Holder Bedding will Match your Donation to LUM.

LUM is very fortunate and sincerely grateful to have this support from Holder Bedding. Holder Bedding Inc. is a local, family owned and operated business in Lafayette providing employment opportunities in our community since 1947. LUM encourages you to shop at Holder Bedding for your next mattresses.

Emergency Shelter – Volunteers Needed


The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m.-7 a.m. or 8 p.m. -midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment.

The LUM Winter Warming Station will open in mid-November and will also need volunteers each night.

MEALS Are Needed Too — If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal for the shelter guests once or regularly, click HERE for more information.

For more information on homeless services volunteer opportunities at LUM, click  HERE.