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LUM Camp Needs You! This Summer – July 27-31


Would you, or someone you know, make a good
LUM Camp Counselor?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be

  • 18 years old,
  • enjoy working with children,
  • attend training on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and
  • be able to spend the entire week of camp from 11 a.m. Monday, July 27 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31

Your transportation, housing and food will be covered — and you will get a LUM Camp staff shirt and the experience of a lifetime. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers. For additional information, click HERE.


If you would rather support LUM Camp with a donation, consider sponsoring a camper for $150.


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Please note: LUM is working closely with the professional staff at Hanging Rock Christian Camp, the long-time host site of LUM CampLUM Camp is being planned in compliance with and exceeding the guidelines developed by the American Camp Association and the YMCA of the USA. All donations to LUM Camp will be used entirely on the campers’ experience this year.

Urgent Need – Overnight Shelter Volunteers


Volunteer with the LUM Emergency Shelter


The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment. Must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must attend a Shelter Training Session, offered every Monday at 6:30 p.m.

MEALS Are Needed, Too — If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal, click HERE.


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volunteer opportunities

LUM Needs You! Here are the CURRENT LUM Volunteer Needs:

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child to helping run the homeless shelter. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments to one time work with an event. Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand.

READ BELOW for more detailed information on current volunteer opportunities.

To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.


LUM Events

Sign up online to volunteer at LUM Events like LUM Follies, Hunger Hike, Port of Hope, Thanksgiving Celebration, Turkey Trot 5K & Jubilee Christmas. Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets, click HERE.


Group Opportunities

If your group would like to volunteer with LUM, sign up for a LUM Event online — or please email or call for more information (lum@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691).


Volunteer Opportunities

  • To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.
  • SIGN UP ONLINE — Sign up to volunteer with LUM online. It’s quick & easy and you’ll get email reminders.

Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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Social Distancing – Preparing Recent Mailing

LUM is getting creative — staff & volunteers recently helped the LUM office manager, Linda Hicks, prepare a mailing. To stay safe, they used separate work spaces and wore masks. Pictured L to R are Alexandra Hicks, LUM volunteer & Purdue student; and Connie Decker, LUM receptionist. 

Thanks to ALL of our volunteers & staff members for going above & beyond to keep LUM open for business through this crisis.

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

Prepare a Meal for the LUM Shelter Guests


Individuals, Families, Churches & Companies

If you, your church, your company or your family wish to Prepare a Meal for the LUM Emergency Shelter, your options are as follows:

  • Prepare Serve | Prepare Drop-off
  • Donate the Cost of Meal
  • Donate Food for a Meal

Meals are needed on May 14, May 26 and several dates in June (9, 15, 19, 20, 29 & 30). For more information on preparing shelter meals and to SIGN UP ONLINE, click HERE.


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MEALS Prepared for LUM Shelter Guests


Individuals, Families, Churches & Companies

LUM is thankful for everyone who has prepared a meal for the guests in the Emergency Shelter during this crisis. This week, the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, the Rev. Daniel Eggold, and his son delivered the shelter meal (pictured). 

THANK YOU to all of the families, churches and groups that provided meals these past few weeks including Central Catholic School, the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Cook Research-Medical, Elmwood Church of Christ, Federated, Grace Lutheran, Knights of Columbus, St. Alexis Orthodox, St. Andrew United Methodist, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center.

If you, your church, your company or your family wishes to Prepare a Meal for the LUM Emergency Shelter, your options are as follows:

  • Prepare Serve | Prepare Drop-off
  • Donate the Cost of Meal
  • Donate Food for a Meal

For more information on preparing shelter meals and to sign up online, click HERE.


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Meet Brandyn – Superstar LUM Volunteer


Brandyn Stack – LUM Shelter Volunteer

Brandyn Stack grew up in Mahomet, Illinois and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University. He currently lives in Lafayette with his son, Aaron (13), and their two dogs, Molly & Chelsea; and they are members of Faith Church – East in Lafayette. Brandyn works for RFA Engineering as a consultant at Caterpillar Lafayette.

At LUM, Brandyn has been volunteering with the LUM Emergency Shelter. Two years ago, while working through a difficult time for his family, Brandyn decided to “start living a Christian life once again and love and serve God.” The LUM Emergency Shelter fit his schedule and served a clientele that excited him. Brandyn soon found opportunities through his church and other agencies where he could offer his time as well as build a rapport with individuals in need. He shared that, 

“There are times when I get to sit down and talk with folks and have a positive impact on them — and even sometimes bring them to Christ.”

Brandyn has been particularly helpful during the COVID-19 crisis and Indiana Stay-At-Home Order. When the LUM Emergency Shelter was losing volunteers, Brandyn stepped up and volunteered even more — and brought his own P95 mask for protection. Dave Heckert, the LUM Emergency Shelter director, stated, “It means so much to the shelter staff when he shows up to volunteer. Brandyn has been such a blessing to LUM as well as to the community at large.”
Brandyn shared that, 

“No one should have to sleep outside. It gives me joy to get to know each individual, humbling to hear what they’re going through, and inspiring to know that they are on a path of recovery and forgiveness. I am happy to do a little of God’s good work by helping individuals experiencing homelessness.” 

In his free time, Brandyn loves spending time with his son, Aaron. They enjoy playing advanced board games, boating, watching movies, attending live concerts —and of course volunteering at LUM together. LUM and the guests at the shelter are fortunate to have someone like Brandyn as a part of the team.


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Grace Lutheran Provides Brown Bag Shelter Meals


When the Indiana Stay-At-Home Order started, several groups canceled their shelter meals. That’s when the members of Grace Lutheran Church (Lafayette) stepped up and began providing “brown bag” dinners to fill in the gaps. Their generosity has guaranteed that our shelter guests have had a meal each night. This is the kind of creativity and support that was needed to get through the first phase of the COVID-19 crisis.

If you, your church, your company or your family wishes to Prepare a Meal for the LUM Emergency Shelter, your options are as follows:

  • Prepare & Serve | Prepare & Drop-off
  • Donate the Cost of Meal
  • Donate Food for a Meal

For more information on preparing shelter meals and to sign up online, click HERE.

THANK YOU to all of the families, churches and groups that provided meals these past few weeks.


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LUM Camp 2020 Needs YOU This Summer

Thinking about & Planning for a Better Tomorrow


Plans for LUM Camp 2020 are moving forward — because, at LUM, we’re thinking about and planning for a better tomorrow.

LUM Camp needs you! Would you, or someone you know, love being a volunteer LUM Camp Counselor?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp (11 a.m. Monday, July 27 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31). For additional information, click HERE. PLEASE SHARE.


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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.

LUM Camp Needs You! This Summer – July 27-31


Be a Camp Counselor – Support a Camper

As we think about a better tomorrow, why not sign up to be a volunteer LUM Camp Counselor this year.

LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be at least 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp (11 a.m. Monday, July 27 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020). For additional information, click HERE.

If you would rather support LUM Camp with a donation, consider sponsoring a camper for $150.


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LUM Camp


PLEASE SHARE. 


Volunteer camp counselors must be

  • 18 years old,
  • enjoy working with children,
  • attend training on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and
  • be able to spend the entire week of camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31.

Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers. For additional information, click HERE.