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Want to help people who have suffered in a disaster?

LAST YEAR alone in the United States, there were 22 major disasters from flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, derecho, earthquakes, and fires.

Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) prepares and credentials you to respond and help people affected by disasters.

Consider taking LCC’s Online Disaster Response Training

To better manage volunteers and resources, FEMA has developed a guideline on credentialing volunteers for large-scale disasters. The federal guidelines indicate that volunteers responding to a disaster should be trained and certified. LCC is providing LCMS disaster response training for Lutheran Early Response Teams (L.E.R.T.).

Should a disaster strike, these teams would be put on call and may be asked to deploy in 72 hours or less to the disaster site. This training will prepare a team member for credentialing and will focus on the safety, work, and ministry of Lutherans as Early Responders.

NEW: Online Basic L.E.R.T. Training

This online LCMS Basic L.E.R.T. training is geared towards responding to a disaster with Lutheran Church Charities wherever we are invited to serve nationwide. The registration cost for new L.E.R.T. volunteers is $35.00.


After registering for online training, you will receive a letter with instructions to access the portal to view the Basic L.E.R.T. training sessions.

Upon verification of watching and completing all Basic L.E.R.T. training sessions and quizzes, LCC will then send your DR manual, badge, certificate, and vest.

Questions? Contact Pastor Beck.