Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi (LESM) is establishing an Emergency Response Team (ERT) and will recruit, train, equip and support 20 full-time stipend AmeriCorps members (ACMs), who will serve as the initial core membership of the ERT. ACMs, sited on the MS gulf coast, will be prepared to quickly deploy to disaster impacted communities anywhere within the state of MS. In order to increase the capacity of the ERT, ACMs will train community volunteers in disaster preparedness and response, using the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) principles.