Franciscan Health donates thousands of sheets to LUM

An area hospital is being recognized for donating thousands of sheets to a homeless shelter each year.

Posted: Mar. 26, 2018 10:19 PM
Updated: Mar. 27, 2018 9:15 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An area hospital is being recognized for donating thousands of sheets to a homeless shelter each year.

Franciscan Health has been providing clean sheets, blankets, and pillowcases to Lafayette Urban Ministry for the past 25 years. Their annual donation is about 10,000-12,000 sheets each year.

The total value of the donation has saved LUM about $250,000 dollars. The sheets cover the shelter's 40 beds.

LUM's Executive Director Joe Micon said twice a week the hospital drops off the sheets. They also pick up the used ones and launder them.

Micon said thanks to the hospital, it makes the homeless shelter a cleaner and safer place.

"Everybody has in their mind a vision of what a homeless shelter is -- soiled mattresses, places that aren't very clean. In large part because of that gift, LUM shelter is anything but that," said Micon.

LUM gave Franciscan Health an honorary plaque during its board of directors meeting last week.

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