Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT)

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More volunteers are also still needed.

Lutheran Early Response Team: ‘Going the distance’ in a disaster

Volunteers are still needed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

LERT volunteers help with hurricane cleanup

A team began working out of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 10.

Hurricane Ian supply distribution begins

The first shipments of supplies have begun arriving at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.

Volunteers needed in Florida

A Lutheran Early Response Team camp at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla., will be up and running soon.

‘God is still here’: Response to Hurricane Ian continues

LCMS Disaster Response is mounting a full-scale response in conjunction with the affected districts, district disaster response coordinators and the Synod’s Lutheran Early Response Team network.

LCMS Disaster Response: Proclaiming the Gospel at all times

As Hurricane Ian continues its path of destruction, damage assessment begins.

LCMS pastor cares for first responders after Amtrak derailment

The train, which was carrying 275 passengers and 12 crew members, derailed in Mendon, Mo., about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.

‘What if?’ Disaster responders learn lifesaving strategies

On April 7 and 8, approximately 30 disaster response leaders from around the Synod gathered to study “How to Stay Alive in a Crisis.”

‘The kingdom ours remaineth’: Member of Augusta church loses wife in tornado

A historic outbreak of tornadoes on Dec. 10 and 11 impacted communities across eight states, damaged an LCMS church and killed a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta, Mo.

‘Never done learning’: Disaster Response holds conference in St. Louis

The conference, held Oct. 6–8, drew 78 attendees from 20 districts. 

World events receive church’s response

As the world has experienced a series of disasters and international events of far-reaching consequences, the LCMS has responded with prayers, encouragement and financial support.

Impact of Hurricane Ida continues days after landfall

In the days since the Category 4 storm made landfall and continued inland across the Southern and Eastern United States, it is estimated to have caused at least 65 deaths and more than $50 billion in damages.

Lutheran Early Response Team unveils new website

The website will better facilitate the work of LCMS Disaster Response at both the local and national level.

Tennessee tornadoes kill at least 24; LCMS churches not harmed

The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.

Wurst installed as volunteer manager for LCMS Disaster Response; Meyer to serve as director of training

Wurst’s and Meyer’s new positions reflect a new staff structure for LCMS Disaster Response.