Disaster Response

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Disaster Response by our:

L.E.R.T. - Lutheran Early Response Team

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The mission of the Lutheran Early  Response Team is to provide teams of trained volunteers, serving our churches and communities as part of a disaster outreach ministry, assisting in a collaborated and coordinated response in cooperation and communication with the District Disaster Response Coordinators and Teams.

The goal of the Lutheran Early Response Teams program is to provide local churches with the opportunity to sponsor trained and equipped volunteers who will work in a variety  of disaster outreach ministries, such as cleanup and debris removal, basic repair and property protection while working  in conjunction with District Disaster Response Coordinators and District Disaster Response Teams.

LERT’s first obligation is to Lutheran churches in the affected area after a disaster strikes, second to  Lutheran church members in the affected area, and third to the general population outside the Lutheran church.

The Pastors of an affected church/area are encouraged to notify the District Office who can in turn notify our LERT Chairman. They can contact the LERT Chairman directly. This would then elicit a response of having one of our team members contact that same pastor/church and make arrangements to come and assess the situation and recommend a fitting response from our LERT volunteers.

For more information contact our local LERT squad leaders:  Ed Bruns at 913-302-2770 or Mark Trivilino 913-209-9324

or send us an email at:  Gardner LERT Team

Facebook pages:

The National page: LCMS Disaster Response

The District page:  LERT Kansas District

Our local page:  LERT - Gardner, KS

What LERT is about?


Our Gardner LERT Team calendar of events

New Training Info:

March 14th - First Lutheran in Paola, KS


Volunteering Info:

Check with Mark Trivilino for the latest opportunities

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