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Social Distancing – Shelter Intake

Emergency Shelter Intake Using Social Distancing

Below is another example of the creativity and commitment being shown during the COVID-19 crisis. Dave Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter director, signs up individuals for the homeless shelter using the glass-enclosed-foyer of the LUM Office building to protect the guests and himself.


The LUM Emergency Shelter and Protein Food Pantry remain open with strict protocols to keep everyone safe. The LUM Good Samaritan Program (emergency financial assistance) and Immigration Clinic are serving clients using online forms, email and the phone.

Please remember LUM during this difficult time. Your gifts of cash donations ($5, $10, $50, $100 or $500), needed items (cleaning supplies, food pantry items & shelter meals), and time (volunteer at the shelter or food pantry) are GREATLY appreciated and needed.

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Social Distancing – LUM Staff Meeting

Zoom Staff Meeting Led By Wes Tillett

This week, Wes Tillett presided over his first staff meeting as the LUM executive director. Of course it was a remote, video staff meeting. Because many LUM staff members have not “seen” each other in more than two weeks, the energy was high. The mood was collaborative, focused and compassionate. The meeting ended with each staff member even more determined to find a way to support local children and families by continuing to keep LUM open for business.


The LUM Emergency Shelter and Protein Food Pantry remain open with strict protocols to keep everyone safe. The LUM Good Samaritan Program (emergency financial assistance) and Immigration Clinic are serving clients using online forms, email and the phone.

Please remember LUM during this difficult time. Your gifts of cash donations ($5, $10, $50, $100 or $500), needed items (cleaning supplies, food pantry items & shelter meals), and time (volunteer at the shelter or food pantry) are GREATLY appreciated and needed.

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Social Distancing – LUM Good Samaritan Program

The LUM Office is temporarily closed to the public, but the LUM Good Samaritan Program & Immigration Clinic are still assisting clients by email and follow up phone calls. Pictured here is the Good Samaritan Program director, Linda Hicks, on the phone, giving much needed “rent” assistance to a local family. Our community is experiencing unprecedented factory shut downs, layoffs, restaurant closings and furloughs; so, it is no surprise that most of the recent requests for financial assistance have been for rent.

If you wish to invest in the LUM Good Samaritan Program, please give a donation to the fund, which supports families and children in crisis with financial assistance.


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Social Distancing – LUM Newsletter Mailing

LUM is getting creative — volunteers recently helped the LUM office manager, Linda Hicks, prepare the mailing of our quarterly LUM Seed Newsletter. Since the customary way wouldn’t be safe, our volunteers each took some of the mailing and prepared it remotely from their homes. Here are Jefferson High School exchange students from Denmark, Lithuania & Switzerland working on the mailing with their host family. 

Thanks to our Bulk Mail volunteers for going above and beyond to help LUM.

If you wish to volunteer with future mailing projects at LUM, click HERE.