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Purdue Students Honor Dr. King with Service

Seven Purdue Students Volunteer at LUM Shelter

For many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a long weekend, but for some it is a Day of Service. Seven Purdue University students, representing the Indiana NAACP Chapter, honored the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering this past Monday at LUM. These students helped advance the LUM Healthy Shelter initiative by cleaning the Emergency Shelter dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, lobby and stairwell. They also helped disassemble and removed wooden bunkbeds making room for new metal beds, which are easier to disinfect and help with pest control.

Please join us in thanking these students for choosing LUM and working hard to make the shelter cleaner, safer and healthier. LUM is grateful to be a part of such a giving community including the Purdue student body. Boiler Up!

{PICTURED above L to R are Malique Williams, Shawn Washington, Quinn Ford, Carey Walls IV, Nigel Taylor, Jonathan Young, and Chris Jefferson.}

Remembering The Rev. Martin Luther King

LUM Participates in Local March for Dr. King

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the Tippecanoe County Public Library organized the MLK 50 March, a commemorative sidewalk march to remember the 50th anniversary of the death of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and LUM was honored to have a small part in the program.

The sidewalk march began at the Hanna Center and ended at the Tippecanoe County Public Library. At the library individuals who remember this day shared their personal stories. At precisely 6:01 p.m., the time when Dr. King died, there was a solemn observance along with the tolling of the bells (50 times) at Central Presbyterian Church. The event was closed with a bit of poetry and socializing.

LUM staff members, board members, and After School Program students participated in the march and program. Shuttle buses were provided courtesy of Lafayette Urban Ministry before and after the program to assist participants with parking. To view more PHOTOS of the event, click HERE.

{Pictured above L to R with the LUM After School Program students are Tiffany Finch-King, LUM Teacher’s Aide; Joe Micon, LUM executive director; and David Heckert, LUM shelter director.}