Lutheran Early Response Team
This ministry includes trained volunteers who respond to natural disasters in our community and beyond as well as serving our members in need of special assistance around their homes and more.
LCMS has a disaster response org that includes Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERTs). We have several folks who have received basic LERT training. A subset has also completed chainsaw training. Chainsaw training is required to be allowed to operate a chainsaw as part of that type disaster response. The training is also highly desired for anyone who will be near a chainsaw, such as when dragging the cuttings from the cutting site.
The next L.E.R.T. training is Friday and Saturday, October 25-26. Two types of certifications will be offered. Chainsaw team member certification for those attending Friday night class, and Chainsaw Operators certification for those attending the Friday session and one of the Saturday hands-on sessions.
Location: Fortress Lutheran Church
13960 Farm to Market Rd 2410
Harker Heights, Texas 76548
For more information about L.E.R.T., contact: Dick Schellin 817-239-7855
Lutheran Disaster Response
LCMS World Relief and Human Care responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters, working through LCMS districts and congregations, international Lutheran churches and other partners.
Or by mail:
Make checks payable to "The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod", memo line or note designating ‘Disaster Response’
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis MO 63166-6861
Or by phone: 888-930-4438