As of January 2010, by federal guidelines, any volunteers responding to a disaster must be trained and certified or they will be turned away. Over a year ago, Lutheran Church Charities started making plans for providing training for and establishing Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) throughout our district. Should a disaster happen, these teams would be put on call and may be asked to deploy in 72 hours or less to respond to the disaster.
St. Luke’s has a group of people that has been trained in L.E.R.T. If you are interested in being trained, please let us know.