LUM winter warming station opens to those in need

Lafayette Urban Ministry will help people who need to stay warm overnight. This is for people to get warm as the temperature drops this winter.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017 12:03 AM
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017 10:34 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Urban Ministry will help people who need to stay warm overnight. This is for people to get warm as the temperature drops this winter.

The warming station is a supplement to the emergency shelter already in place at LUM. Volunteers team up with staff members to provide care to those in need. LUM usually sees around eight people each night from the hours of midnight to 7 a.m.

Shelter Director David Heckert said he and his staff build relationships with the people they commonly see.

"I think that goes a long way and when my staff does that, I think it opens up a rapport where we can talk to them and be helpful towards them," said Heckert.

Heckert went on to say they are always looking for volunteers to help with their shelters.

"We could always use more. I mean with the start of the school semester, especially in the summertime when school's out, we don't have quite as many, so yeah we're always in need of volunteers."

The winter warming station is located in the LUM office building. The address is 420 N. Fourth St. in Lafayette. It is open from midnight to 7 a.m. until April 15 of next year.

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