Lutherans United to Assist after Disasters (LUAD) is currently a grass-roots consortium of congregations within the ELCA South Central Synod of Wisconsin whose objective it is to assist disaster survivors through the initial stages of disaster recovery.
LUAD is to be a spiritual partner in assisting disaster survivors through the initial stages of disaster recovery.
LUAD’S mission is to help disaster survivors bridge the gap between the emergency of disaster and long-term recovery by rendering the necessary services, items, supplies, assistance, and the social, emotional, and spiritual support to help them return as quickly as possible to safely carry out ‘the business of family/individuals’.
In a purposeful manner to assure the successful formulation and implementation of a deliberate and sound development strategy, LUAD is initially limiting the geographic scope of its membership to this synod. LUAD’s governing council is working closely with Lutheran Disaster Services (LDS) and the South Central Wisconsin Dean’s Group to assure coordinated operations and planning with both LDS and the South Central Wisconsin Synod Bishop’s office. In existence since 9/9/2009, LUAD is in the earlier stages of its development planning and establishment of an operating infrastructure