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4 Ways YOU Can Help the LUM Students


Four Ways YOU can help the LUM After School ProgramTODAY are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  • Donate NEEDED ITEMS, click HERE
  • DINE OUT – Get your burritos at Chipotle on Tuesday & LUM gets 33%. More info, click HERE

The LUM After School Program needs VOLUNTEERS from 2 to 6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. Please consider signing up NOW to volunteer for this important ministry and make a difference in the lives of children. To begin the “Easy 4-Step Process” to becoming an After School Program Volunteer, click HERE.


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Hot Needs – LUM Volunteer Opportunities – Meals Needed


MEALS NEEDED – Emergency Shelter


Each night of the year, a simple meal is needed for the guests in the LUM Emergency Shelter. Open dates are as follows:

  • THIS TUESDAY, August 25
  • Monday, August 31
  • Tuesday, September 1 & Wednesday, September 2
  • Monday, September 7 Tuesday, September 8
  • Friday, September 11 & Saturday, September 12
  • Thursday, September 17
  • Monday, September 21
  • Tuesday, September 29

Prepare enough sandwiches or soup, stew or chili for 25 people. No side dishes or desserts are needed. Drinks are optional. To sign up & for more information, click the button below.


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LUM Camp 2020! Re-imaged & Successful!


The Best Week of the Year for 39 Campers

LUM Camp kicked off on Tuesday, July 28, for 39 local youth. LUM Camp is an overnight summer camp for children, aged 8, 9 and 10 years old, who come from families served by Lafayette Urban Ministry, which has happened every summer since the early 1960s. The fun, friendship and life-enhancing benefits were the same, but LUM Camp 2020 looked different due to COVID-19.

This year the theme was Join the Green Side. The week focused on interactive and experiential learning and was filled with traditional “camp” activities. There were also opportunities to teach the children how to be safe and stay healthy during the pandemic, especially in preparation for what they will deal with when they return to school later this month. There were fewer campers and more counselors. Campers practiced social distancing, wore face masks, interacted in small groups, had their temperature checked & washed their hands throughout the day, and had staggered meals and activities. As expected, the LUM Campers had a blast!

Through your donations, campership gifts, and volunteer time, you made it possible for our LUM Campers to have a life-changing experience that they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives. If you wish to make a donation to LUM Camp, go to lumserve.org/donate.

To view PHOTOS of LUM Camp 2020, click HERE.


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Immigration Clinic Volunteer Spotlight


Celebrating Dedicated LUM Volunteers

The LUM Immigration Clinic replies on a team of dedicated and trained volunteers. Featured here are some of the newest volunteers. They are pictured above from left to right.

Andrea Axsom:

Readers should know: “I am a Purdue Professional Writing student and Bible study leader for The Navigators.”

Abby Sommers:

Readers should know: “I love learning about other cultures, especially their cuisine and literature!”

Eyob Moges:

Readers should know: “I am the son of Ethiopian immigrants who studied political science in college.”

Mateo Ramirez:

Readers should know: “I am majoring in Political Science and Communications, and I am very passionate about helping and advocating for my community.” 

Samanta Garcia:

Readers should know: “I am a rising senior at Purdue University studying Supply Chain Information & Analytics.”

Khunsha Ahmed:

Readers should know: “I am a junior in Health Sciences at Purdue, and I am passionate about helping the local community grow and being a part of that growth!” 

Mansoorah Kermani:

Readers should know: “I am dedicated to working towards making as many positive changes in the world as I can, no matter how big or small.”

Layan Yunis:

Readers should know: “I’m a student at Purdue University, and I’m very passionate about social justice.”

Sarah Percival:

Readers should know: “I’m working on a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Purdue.”

Angel Valentin:

Readers should know: “I came from Puerto Rico to study at Purdue, and have been working with the Wesley Foundation and becoming involved with local organizations.”


Thank you to these LUM volunteers for giving their time and talent. If you wish to volunteer with the LUM Immigration Clinic, click HERE.


Khunsha Ahmed, Ileana Cortes Santiago, Mansoorah Kermani, Adelia Sorge, Layan Yunis, Angel Valrod, Eli Heindricks

LUM Camp 2020 is Here! THIS TUESDAY!


The Best Week of the Year for 53 Campers

LUM Camp kicks off THIS Tuesday for approximately 53 local children. COVID-19 forced LUM to make significant changes this year, but the fun, friendship and life-changing experiences remain the same.

LUM Camp will be filled with traditional “camp” activities. This year LUM will teach children how to be safe and stay healthy during the pandemic, especially in , preparation for what they will deal with when they return to school in the fall.
It’s not too late to sponsor a LUM Camper this year. Donations to LUM Camp are still welcome. Individuals may sponsor a camper for only $150. Would you please invest in both their long-term life skills and their short-term fun by offering them the gift of LUM Camp?

LUM Camp also has a few more spots open for volunteer LUM Camp counselors.


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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.

Voluntarios de la Clínica de Inmigración de LUM

Andrea Axsom:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy un estudiante de escritura profesional de Purdue y líder de estudios bíblicos para The Navigators”.

Eyob Moges:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy hijo de inmigrantes etíopes que estudiaron ciencias políticas en la universidad”.

Mateo Ramirez:

Los lectores deben saber: “Me estoy especializando en Ciencias Políticas y Comunicaciones, y me apasiona ayudar y defender a mi comunidad”.

Samanta Garcia:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy un estudiante de último año en la Universidad de Purdue que estudio Información y análisis de la cadena de suministro”.

Mansoorah Kermani:

Los lectores deben saber: “Estoy dedicado a trabajar para hacer tantos cambios positivos en el mundo cómo puedo, sin importar cuán grande o pequeño”.

Layan Yunis:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy estudiante de la Universidad de Purdue y me apasiona la justicia social”.

Sarah Percival:

Los lectores deben saber: “Estoy trabajando en un Ph.D. en Matemáticas en Purdue “.

Khunsha Ahmed, Ileana Cortes Santiago, Mansoorah Kermani, Adelia Sorge, Layan Yunis, Angel Valrod, Eli Heindricks

LUM Immigration Clinic Volunteers

Andrea Axsom:

Readers should know: “I am a Purdue Professional Writing student and Bible study leader for The Navigators.”

Abby Sommers:

Readers should know: “I love learning about other cultures, especially their cuisine and literature!”

Eyob Moges:

Readers should know: “I am the son of Ethiopian immigrants who studied political science in college.”

Mateo Ramirez:

Readers should know: “I am majoring in Political Science and Communications, and I am very passionate about helping and advocating for my community.” 

Samanta Garcia:

Readers should know: “I am a rising senior at Purdue University studying Supply Chain Information & Analytics.”

Khunsha Ahmed:

Readers should know: “I am a junior in Health Sciences at Purdue, and I am passionate about helping the local community grow and being a part of that growth!” 

Mansoorah Kermani:

Readers should know: “I am dedicated to working towards making as many positive changes in the world as I can, no matter how big or small.”

Layan Yunis:

Readers should know: “I’m a student at Purdue University, and I’m very passionate about social justice.”

Sarah Percival:

Readers should know: “I’m working on a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Purdue.”

Angel Valentin:

Readers should know: “I came from Puerto Rico to study at Purdue, and have been working with the Wesley Foundation and becoming involved with local organizations.”

Khunsha Ahmed, Ileana Cortes Santiago, Mansoorah Kermani, Adelia Sorge, Layan Yunis, Angel Valrod, Eli Heindricks

LUM Camp 2020 Needs YOU — NEXT WEEK


LUM Camp 2020 is ONLY DAYS Away

LUM Camp kicks off on Tuesday, July 28, for approximately 45 local children. LUM knows that camp is extraordinarily beneficial, and that is why LUM has hosted a camp every summer since the 1960’s. This year, LUM Camp will look different due to COVID-19, but the fun and friendship and life-enhancing benefits will remain the same.

LUM Camp will be filled with traditional “camp” activities. This year LUM also hopes to teach children how to be safe and stay healthy during the pandemic, especially in preparation for what they will deal with when they return to school in the fall. Toward that goal, LUM Camp will have fewer campers and more counselors. During the four-day camp, children will interact in small groups, will see areas be disinfected frequently, have their temperature checked throughout the day, and have staggered meals, learning sessions, and recreation times.

LUM Camp has a few more spots open for campers; and is still accepting applications for volunteer LUM Camp counselors. Donations to LUM Camp are still welcome. Individuals may sponsor a camper for only $150. Would you please invest in both their long-term life skills and their short-term fun by offering them the gift of LUM Camp?


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Thanks to the Rotary Club of Lafayette, who presented their gift of $300for two camperships to Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, at their monthly meeting this past Tuesday.

Thank you also to Laura’s Kids for their generous gift of $1,500 for 10 camperships. Laura’s Kids is a nonprofit created in memory of Laura Williams by her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy & Greg Emig, owners of Lafayette Brewing Company.

On behalf of the 2020 LUM Campers, thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year. If you wish to sponsor a camper, click the link above.


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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.

LUM Camp 2020 Needs YOU This Summer


Only 2 Weeks Until LUM Camp Days (July 28-31)

LUM Camp 2020 is only 19 days away, and there is a part for everyone to get engaged to make it a life-changing experience for nearly 65 local children from low-income families.

LUM Camp is one of the finest overnight summer camp programs available to children anywhere. It is a scholarship-based camp, meaning LUM only invites children whose parents are not able to pay for the $150 per child cost of camp. The campers’ parents pay only $5 per child, and generous LUM donors cover the rest. If you wish to sponsor a camper, click the link below. Would you please invest in both their long-term life skills and their short-term fun by offering them the gift of LUM Camp?


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Thanks to the Rotary Club of Lafayette, who presented their gift of $300for two camperships to Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, at their monthly meeting this past Tuesday.

Thank you also to Laura’s Kids for their generous gift of $1,500 for 10 camperships. Laura’s Kids is a nonprofit created in memory of Laura Williams by her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy & Greg Emig, owners of Lafayette Brewing Company.

On behalf of the 2020 LUM Campers, thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year. If you wish to sponsor a camper, click the link above.


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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.

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.