SEVERE WX : Severe Thunderstorm Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Spreading hunger and homelessness awareness in Greater Lafayette

You can help those in need by participating in National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week.

Posted: Nov 13, 2017 11:53 AM
Updated: Nov 13, 2017 12:02 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — In Lafayette 1,000 people transition in and out of homelessness each year. That's according to LTHC Homeless Services in Lafayette. You can help those in need by participating in National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week.

The awareness week is held the week before Thanksgiving. Around this time, people have a chance to share their compassion with those who are in need of food and shelter. The mission is to make sure no one worries about where their next meal will come from or if they will be spending the night with a roof over their head.

feeding-homeless

To help out you can volunteer to serve a meal at LTHC Homeless Services. You can also collect and donate hygiene products and clothing. Also, recognize someone's humanity because being treated like a person can go a long way.

"We bring people together. So, we bring professionals or people established within the community to people that are struggling and having barriers that need help," PATH Street Outreach Team member Sheri Moore said. "So, we can bring people together and see each other's viewpoint."

If you have items you would like to donate, there are four drop-off locations. LTHC Homeless Services, Faith East Community Center and Hartford Hub are in Lafayette. Faith West Community Center is also a drop-off location and it's located in West Lafayette.

A group of organizations who provide services to the homeless is putting on a series of events this week. The public is invited to come out and help raise awareness.

On Tuesday there will be a proclamation at 9 a.m. at the City Building on Sixth Street. On Wednesday and Thursday, LTHC Homeless Services and Food Finders Food Bank will be working together. Agency members are hosting a meeting to discuss what they do in the community to help.

"I think Lafayette's very special. A lot of agencies work very well together, we support each other," said Moore. "I mean we work hand and hand together. So, ya know, the stronger your agencies are that work together the stronger the community can be."

There are items the agencies need help collecting this week and there are specific items being collected each day.

Monday - Men's underwear
Tuesday - Towels
Wednesday - Women's underwear
Thursday - Throws & blankets
Friday - Fundamentals for housing (Paper Towel, Toliet Paper, Paper Plates, Trash Bags)
Saturday - Shower supplies

All donation will be distributed to people who are homeless in the Greater Lafayette community.

West Lafayette
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Kokomo
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 68°
Rensselaer
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Fowler
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 68°
Williamsport
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
Crawfordsville
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 65°
Frankfort
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 68°
Delphi
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Monticello
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Logansport
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 50300

Reported Deaths: 2748
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11920692
Lake5432248
Elkhart347058
Allen2902133
St. Joseph205169
Hamilton1665101
Cass16449
Hendricks1446100
Johnson1325118
Porter80238
Tippecanoe7599
Clark68144
Vanderburgh6816
Madison67264
LaPorte60527
Howard59458
Bartholomew59345
Kosciusko5704
Marshall5308
Noble50128
LaGrange4829
Jackson4783
Boone47444
Delaware46952
Hancock46036
Shelby43525
Floyd40444
Morgan33631
Monroe32928
Grant30926
Dubois2976
Henry29717
Montgomery29720
Clinton2893
White26810
Decatur25532
Dearborn25423
Lawrence25225
Vigo2478
Warrick24329
Harrison21722
Greene19332
Miami1922
Jennings17912
Putnam1728
DeKalb1674
Scott1639
Wayne1536
Daviess15017
Perry1459
Orange13723
Steuben1362
Jasper1332
Franklin1278
Ripley1277
Wabash1152
Carroll1132
Gibson1132
Fayette1057
Whitley1045
Newton10010
Starke983
Huntington932
Randolph794
Wells791
Jefferson782
Fulton731
Jay680
Washington681
Knox670
Clay665
Pulaski661
Rush613
Posey550
Owen521
Benton510
Spencer501
Adams491
Sullivan471
Brown431
Blackford402
Fountain352
Crawford330
Tipton321
Switzerland300
Martin240
Parke230
Ohio220
Vermillion200
Warren151
Union130
Pike110
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events