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Purdue Crew Team Raises $20,029 for LUM


Row-A-Thon 2021 Succeeds Despite COVID-19


At a recent private ceremony, Purdue Crew athletes, leadership & coaches presented LUM with a check for $20,028.78 (half of what was raised through their annual Row-A-Thon) for the LUM Good Samaritan Program, the emergency financial assistance program. This year, everything changed except for the Purdue Crew team’s determination to persist. Due to COVID-19, the team could not compete or travel but still recruited a stellar team of student athletes and trained harder than ever, on & off the river. This year the annual Row-A-Thon could only be approved if it was a members-only event and moved to a campus facility instead of the local mall. Despite all of these challenges, Row-A-Thon happened, exceeding fundraising expectations. It is important to note that the Purdue student athletes on the Crew Team solicited these donations from individuals outside of this community; and this donation each year is the single greatest gift to the LUM Good Samaritan Program from any group or individual. Words cannot adequately express how grateful LUM is — and how heartwarming it is to know that with all that today’s students are managing, these students continue to serve and support their community. Boiler Up!


The LUM Good Samaritan Program provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong & reliable safety net. Emergency financial assistance is available for utility bills, rent, prescription medications, work clothes, and foodNo operating expenses are taken out of the Good Samaritan Fund — 100% of all donations go to help those in need. In 2020, assistance was provided to 2,017 families through the LUM Good Samaritan Program 1,393 times, totaling $229,833.82.


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Generous Donation to LUM After School Program


Delta Tau Delta at Purdue University

Members of the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity volunteer regularly at the LUM Protein Food Pantry in downtown Lafayette and are very helpful. They recently surprised LUM with a special donation. The fraternity members prepared beautiful 48 Easter baskets filled with treats for each of the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program. The students were thrilled, and the teachers were touched by their kindness and generosity.

LUM is fortunate to have such great support from Purdue students and the members of Purdue student organizations and Greek-letter organizations. Special thanks to the members of the Purdue Delts for this special, surprise gift for the LUM students.


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LUM Service Day – Engaging for Good

Local Students & Church Members Help at LUM

LUM Service Day was Saturday, and more than 30 volunteers helped clean, do yardwork, and assemble new furniture and shelving units for the LUM shelter, youth programs and main office. On Sunday, 25 members of Grace Lutheran Church cleaned and disinfected the LUM Emergency Shelter. They were able to dust, deep clean and disinfect many areas that need more than day-to-day cleaning.

This week, the LUM shelter guests have new chairs and a brighter, cleaner shelter; and the LUM students were so excited about their new cubbies & bins, toy shelves and chairs. The LUM teachers appreciate the new furniture and deep cleaning of the youth center area. The entire LUM staff appreciates the volunteers for raking, cleaning & weeding outside of each property and for cleaning the LUM office, assembling new chairs and organizing our donations closet with shelves and carts. It is incredible how much work was accomplished by these volunteers in one weekend.

LUM thanks all of our volunteers and the groups represented are as follows:

  • Grace Lutheran Church,
  • McCutcheon High School,
  • Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.,
  • the Knights of the Holy Temple (St. Mary Cathedral), and
  • from Purdue University —
    • Shoemaker Cooperative,
    • Stewart Cooperative,
    • Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.,
    • Chi Beta Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority, and
    • Indiana Epsilon Iota Chapter of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity

Their commitment to getting involved to making this a better community for everyone is heartwarming and commendable.

Boiler Up! Go Knights! Go Mavs!

Row-A-Thon – Greatest Fundraising Spectacle


It’s Not Too Late to Donate & Support LUM

This past Saturday, the Purdue Rowing Team held their annual “Row-A-Thon” event. Each member of the co-ed team rowed a marathon of 20,000 meters in three hours on indoor rowing machines while raising funds for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.

If you missed Row-A-Thon, you may still make a donation by mail or online (click HERE). Please make checks payable and mail your checks to: Purdue Crew Row-A-Thon, 355 N. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Thanks to Purdue Crew president, Kelsey D’Amico, Head Coach David Kucik, and the entire rowing team and coaching staff for their continued support of Lafayette Urban MinistryPlease note: the funds raised from Row-A-Thon will be split 50/50 between LUM and Purdue Crew Team.


The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2020, the Good Samaritan Fund served 2,017 families; provided financial assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and other to crises 1,393 times; and shared $229,833.82.

Row-A-Thon – THIS Saturday – Benefits LUM


Purdue Rowing Team presents “Row-A-Thon 2021” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.


Each year, the Purdue Rowing Team sponsors “Row-A-Thon” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. Row-A-Thon is an all-day event, where the co-ed team members row a marathon of 20,000 meters in three hours on indoor rowing machines while raising funds for LUM. Purdue Crew president, Kelsey D’Amico shared that, 

“Row-A-Thon is a long-standing tradition of Purdue Crew, and a fundraiser we are once again extremely excited and proud to be able to run for those in need, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a great way for our athletes to put in hard work toward their training while helping the community in a genuinely impactful way!”

  • THIS Saturday, February 13
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Recreational Sports Center – Purdue (due to COVID-19, the event is closed to the public)
  • Live Online Updates — to stay up-to-date on Row-A-Thon progress, go to Purdue Crew’s Instagram, Facebook or Website

You may make a donation by mail or online. The instructions are are as follows:

  1. Go to giving.purdue.edu and click the GIVE NOW button
  2. Enter your donation amount
  3. In the search field for designation, scroll down and choose “Other” under Other Designations at the end of the list
  4. Type “Purdue Crew” into the blank designation box
  5. In Additional Comments box type “This gift is from ________ on behalf of (athlete(s) name – if applicable)”
  6.  Fill out the remaining online fields

Please make checks payable to Purdue Crew Club and mail your checks to:

Purdue Crew—Row-A-Thon
355 N Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907


More information: The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2020, the Good Samaritan Fund served 2,017 families; provided financial assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and other crises 1,393 times; and shared $229,833.82.


PHOTOS — Check out the photos from last year’s Row-A-Thon, click HERE.


Contacts:
Wes Tillett, Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry
765.423.2691 | wtillett@lumserve.org

David Kucik, Head Coach, Purdue Crew
dwk@purdue.edu

Purdue Crew’s Row-A-Thon — Benefits LUM


Purdue Rowing Team presents “Row-A-Thon 2021” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. Row-A-Thon is one of the largest donations each year.



TENTATIVE DETAILS for the Purdue Row-A-Thon 2021 are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 13
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Recreational Sports Center – Purdue (due to COVID-19, the event is closed to the public)
  • Livestream – link will be added closer to the event date

Each year, the Purdue Rowing Team sponsors “Row-A-Thon” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. Row-A-Thon takes place all day  in the Recreational Sport Center at Purdue. The co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines while raising funds for LUM. Check out the Livestream on Saturday, February 13 and check it out. You may make a donation in person at Row-A-Thon or by mail.


To make an online donation, the instructions are provided below:

  1. Go to giving.purdue.edu and click the GIVE NOW button
  2. Enter your donation amount
  3. In the search field for designation, scroll down and choose “Other” under Other Designations at the end of the list
  4. Type “Purdue Crew” into the blank designation box
  5. In Additional Comments box type “This gift is from ________ on behalf of (athlete(s) name – if applicable)”
  6.  Fill out the remaining online fields

Please make checks payable to Purdue Crew Club and mail your checks to:

Purdue Crew—Row-A-Thon
355 N Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Thanks to Purdue Crew president, Kelsey D’Amico, Head Coach David Kucik, and the entire rowing team and coaching staff for their continued support of Lafayette Urban MinistryPlease note: the funds raised from Row-a-thon will be split 50/50 between LUM and Purdue Crew Team.


PHOTOS — Check out the photos from last year’s Row-A-Thon, click HERE.


Contacts:
Wes Tillett, Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry
765.423.2691 | wtillett@lumserve.org

David Kucik, Head Coach, Purdue Crew
dwk@purdue.edu


More information:
The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2020, the Good Samaritan Fund served 2,017 families; provided financial assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and other crises 1,393 times; and shared $229,833.82.

Meet Eli Heindricks – New LUM Intern


Eli Heindricks is a senior at Purdue majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Philosophy. He grew up in Fortville, graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School, and was a visiting student at the University of Oxford in the Fall of 2019.

This semester, Eli is serving as the LUM Klinker-Alting Family Advocacy Intern, and will provide outreach, advocacy and education, fundraising, marketing, and communication for the Immigration ClinicEli Heindricks shared, 

“I really enjoy helping people in my community. Working with LUM allows me to learn while serving those in need.” 

The Klinker-Alting Family Advocacy Internship is open to juniors and seniors who are enrolled and in good academic standing with the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue. The merit-based internship provides students with practical, hands-on learning of the political process. Included with the internship is a $500 stipend provided by LUM.

Meet the After School Program Team


44 Students| K – 8th Grade | 3 Hours Per Day

LUM is thrilled to introduce the LUM After School Program team (not pictured: Tabatha Volpi, teacher). What a talented and caring team! Led by Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director, the LUM teachers are assisted each afternoon by volunteers.

The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for up to 60 children in Kindergarten to 8th grade in Tippecanoe County. The children are transported by the LUM buses from school to the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center. For up to three hours each school day, the students work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in craft projects, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities — enabling their parents to finish their workday. The program is staffed by professionally trained teachers, interns and volunteers, whose training exceeds State of Indiana requirements.

In 202080 children were enrolled; and so far in 2021, 44 children are enrolled.

Please consider investing in or volunteering with the After School Program – LUM needs you.


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Meet Eli —Immigration Clinic Volunteer

Eli Heindricks is a senior at Purdue studying Economics and Political Science. Almost from the time that he stepped on campus as a student he has been involved with the LUM Immigration Clinic and Campaign for Hoosier Families

He has helped with outreach, advocacy and education, fundraising, marketing, and communication. When describing the impact that Eli has had on the LUM Immigration Clinic, the director, Susan Brouillette, commented, 

“When I think about the future, I know it’s bright because Eli is a part of it. We are truly blessed to have him as part of our team and will miss him dearly when he leaves Purdue.”

When Eli was asked why he volunteers with LUM and the LUM Immigration Clinic, he replied,

“I really enjoy helping people in my community.”


 

If you wish to become a volunteer with the LUM Immigration Clinic, go to our website (www.lumserve.org/volunteer) or email Susan Brouillette at sbrouillette@lumserve.org.

If you would like to make a donation to the LUM Immigration, click below.


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Meet the After School Program Team

Youth Programs Director & the Teachers

The LUM After School Program is staffed by professionally trained teachers and volunteers, whose training exceeds State of Indiana requirements. This year, the After School Program team includes four teachers who assist the program director, Kristi Hogue. They are as follows (pictured L to R above):

  • Kristi Hogue – Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 26 years, and their three children, Taelynn (20), Jaedren (13) and Maekenna (8). Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past few years. Kristi graduated from Logansport High School, earned a BS in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a member of the National After School Association.  
  • Carleigh Bennett –  Carleigh grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She currently lives with her sister and newborn niece. She graduated from Jefferson High School, and plans to start school next fall at Ivy Tech Community College.
  • Shavonn Kimbrough – Shavonn grew up in Chicago and currently lives in Lafayette with her two children — Gregory & Zariyah (ages 8 and 7). She graduated from Carver Military Academy and is now enrolled at Indiana Tech pursuing a degree in accounting.
  • Mady Lester – Mady grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband. She graduated from Jefferson High School, earned her associates degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College, and is pursuing a bachelor’s in social work at IUPUI.
  • Tabatha Volpi – Tabby grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, ages 6 & 8. She graduated from Jefferson High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University in 2013. During the school year, Tabby also works for the Lafayette School Corporation.

LUM is fortunate to have such a talented, experienced and dedicated team overseeing this year’s After School Program. See below for four ways that you can help the LUM After School Program today.

Please consider volunteering with the After School Program – LUM needs you. For more information on how to VOLUNTEER , click  HERE.


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