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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 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, Hurricane Matthew and the latest storm Hurricane Irma. LASER has been on the ground since the week Irma hit and has logged over 7000 volunteer hours and counting.
 

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Through the help of all the volunteers, LCBCC, Lake County Health Department and many faith- based organizations, LASER has been able to bring in over $400,000 of volunteer services. LASER has also been able to bring in $2 million to assist the citizens of Lake County.

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Mitigation

Make Mitigation Happen - Mitigating your home could translate to savings and peace of mind.

LASER is continuing its work with the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program. This program allows homeowners to apply to get their home retrofitted to make it hurricane resistant. The retrofit may include roof replacement, secondary water barrier, hurricane straps or clips, shutters, gable end bracing and any other items to make the home hurricane resistant.

If you are interested in applying, please contact LASER at 352-241-2104 or email brandi@laserfl.com.

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5 days ago

Please share this to as many people as you can that need assistance with the destruction from Hurricane Michael!

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6 days ago

The Lake County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with Lake Sumter emergency recovery will be leaving Wednesday morning at 930 am from the Umatilla Juice Plant on 19 headed for Jackson County. If you ... See more

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Lake County Sheriff's Office

Jackson County is a very rural county with few resources located North of Tallahassee. Currently there are expectations of a month of no power restoration in the area. Jackson County and their LEO ... See more

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sbpusa.org

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SBP is a national nonprofit organization committed to helping residents and communities recover from disaster promptly and efficiently.

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Lake County Sheriff's Office

Team #LCSO arrived on Sunday afternoon (10/14/2018), set up a base camp in Pensacola, FL, and went right to work. Lake County Florida Emergency Management's EM Operations Coordinator Spenser Kostus ... See more

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6 days ago
Lake County Fire Rescue - Official

LCFR deployed 5 firefighters and one engine as part of Strike Team 501, to provide fire protection and humanitarian aid to the hard hit areas of Chattahoochee in the Florida Panhandle. Members of the ... See more

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1 week ago
The Church At South Lake

Day one. We have little cell and very little internet access. We cleared two trees off of a roof and cleared the trees out of the driveway so the pastor could get his truck out. Everyone on the team ... See more

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1 week ago
Disaster Recovery Ministry - Florida Conference - United Methodist Church

The Florida Conference is in the process of setting up a base of operations at First UMC Apalachicola in coordination with the Sheriff, Emergency Management and other partners on the ground. The ... See more

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The Church At South Lake

Attention Orlando area disaster relief volunteers! The Church at South Lake will be departing for northwest Florida in the next 48 hours and we are looking for hard working volunteers to participate ... See more

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