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LUM Hosts Purdue Religious Leaders


Last week, LUM hosted the regular meeting of the University Religious Leaders of Purdue. URL is a consortium of religious leaders who serve Purdue students in West Lafayette. After a simple lunch in the LUM Ray Ewry Center, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, and Pablo Malavenda, LUM executive program director, gave an overview of the services provided through Lafayette Urban Ministry — emphasizing that the students and community members who are served by their churches and temples are eligible for this assistance. They focused on the Westside Food Pantry, Financial Assistance and the Immigration Clinic. URL members were also encouraged to take advantage of the numerous giving and volunteer opportunities at LUM through the Emergency ShelterAfter School Program, Community Thanksgiving, and Jubilee Christmas.

LUM has enjoyed a good partnership with the University Religious Leaders at Purdue — and this was a great opportunity to reinforce that relationship.


If you or your group wishes to volunteer with LUM, go to our website to explore and sign up online—click HERE. There are immediate LUM volunteer needs with the Emergency Shelter, After School Program Jubilee Christmas, Turkey Trot 5K Run, and Community Thanksgiving Celebration.

LUM Hosts Purdue Religious Leaders


purduefalltowerLast week, LUM hosted the regular meeting of the University Religious Leaders of Purdue. URL is a consortium of religious leaders who serve Purdue students in West Lafayette. LUM provided the space, the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center, and a simple lunch — and Joe Micon, LUM executive director, was given an opportunity to offer brief remarks to the religious leaders of Purdue.

Micon shared with them the many opportunities to engage their student members in VOLUNTEER service opportunities through LUM. The opportunities range from working one-on-one with the students in the After School Program to helping run the Emergency Homeless Shelter.

There are also volunteer needs with each LUM event — including Jubilee Christmas, the Turkey Trot 5K, Community Thanksgiving Celebration, Port of Hope, LUM Follies, and Hunger Hike. There are additional opportunities to work directly with LUM clients through the Good Samaritan Program, Tax Assistance, ID Clinic and Immigration Clinic.

LUM has enjoyed a good partnership with the URL — and this was a great opportunity to reinforce that relationship.


If you or your group wishes to volunteer with LUM, go to our website to explore and sign up online—click HERE. There are immediate LUM volunteer needs with Jubilee Christmas, the Turkey Trot 5K Run, After School Program, Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and Port of Hope.