The mission of Lake And Sumter Emergency Recovery (LASER) is to strengthen Lake and Sumter Counties’ recovery from any disaster through a coordinated community-wide approach which provides for the immediate and long-term unmet needs of our citizens.
LASER’s primary role is to assist the Lake County Health Department in facilitating the Medical Reserve Corps for Lake County. The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. If you would like to sign up to become a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LASER was incorporated on October 27, 2005. LASER became fully active on February 2, 2007 when we responded to the unmet needs of those directly affected by the Groundhog Day Tornados that impacted Lake Mack and the Villages in Lake County. Since that time, LASER has assisted multiple families in the disasters of the Eustis tornados, the 2004/2005 Hurricanes and Tropical Storm Fay which logged over 15,000 volunteer hours in 2009. LASER has also partnered with Kids Against Hunger to become a satellite packaging operation