TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Community members are trying to find the silver lining in the murder of popular Terre Haute D.J. Matt Lueking. Today, Luecking’s friends and colleagues gathered for an event to keep his legacy alive.
They hosted a donation drive outside of HI-99 and B92.7. This is where they collected money for a new endowment called “Blessed for Another Day”. There’s been an outpour of community support all for a man who loved his community.
You don’t have to go far to see the appreciation for matt in this community.
“His book doesn’t end. His story doesn’t end with a tragedy of what was a week and a half ago,” said Eric Michaels, Program Director at HI-99 and B92.7. “There’s more chapters to come and more good to be done in the Wabash Valley. A community he loved a lot.
Matt was found murdered last week in his apartment. Since that day, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation has started an endowment in his honor. The scholarship will fuel all the things that made Matt’s life so full.
It could go to helping a student pursuing a career in radio, to rebuilding a local tennis court. It could also go to supporting ISU athletics.
“The silver lining is that Matt would want the show to go on per say. At the radio station and things like that. He’d want us to continue on benefiting the community. And that’s what we’re trying to do, carry on his legacy,” said Michaels.
Organizers have raised over $6,500 at the radio station location and online. This amount doesn’t include the donations collected at Terre Haute Savings Bank and Baeslers.
Donations can still be made online at: http://wabashvalleygives.com/index.php?option=com_jgive&view=campaign&layout=single&cid=380&Itemid=0