Boatloads of good Samaritans

Lafayette Urban Ministry accepts donation from Purdue Crew. (WLFI photo)
Lafayette Urban Ministry accepts donation from Purdue Crew. (WLFI photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The seventh Purdue Crew Row-a-Thon for Lafayette Urban Ministries was a success.

The Purdue Crew captain handed LUM a check Monday for LUM’s Good Samaritan fund.

The Good Samaritan fund helps people in the community with every day expenses that would otherwise go unpaid. In some extreme cases, people can lose their children, homes or jobs if these expenses go unpaid.

Although LUM receives donations from all across the community, the money they receive from the Purdue Crew Row-a-Thon makes a very large impact.

“We do several solicitations from members in the community. So really it’s just a lot of people, probably over 2,000 individual donors that contribute a small amount to the Good Samaritan fund. So this check is probably the second or third largest contribution to the Good Samaritan fund,” said LUM executive director Joe Micon.

The check that LUM received Monday was just under $8,600. Micon says it’s enough to fund the Good Samaritan fund for a month.

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