(Video) California Wildfire Devastation

Our Mercy Chefs team just posted this video revealing the shocking devastation of the California wildfires, and how friends like you are helping to bring relief to those who are suffering.

We need your help to meet the urgent need. Help us serve THOUSANDS of meals to victims and volunteers! Go here to make your tax-deductible gift!

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CA Wildfire Emergency Response!

Mercy Chefs has deployed to northern California to provide emergency relief as fast-moving wildfires are devastating entire communities. Tens of thousands of people have been been evacuated and hundreds of structures have burned to the ground. 

We are currently serving THOUSANDS of meals and urgently need your help! Go here to make your tax-deductible gift!

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Ridiculous and unacceptable!

In its own report this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) admitted that the government needs "to better serve survivors before, during and after disasters." The top FEMA administrator also added that "the unprecedented scale and rapid succession" of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, along with historic wildfires in California,"stretched response and recovery capabilities at all levels of government."

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WATCH: Puerto Rico Video Update

Mercy Chefs' founder and president Gary LeBlanc recorded this video update on July 14 in Puerto Rico. Our solar-power initiative is moving ahead as scheduled, and we've been so touched by the people we're helping on the island this summer. The need is still so great, and Mercy Chefs is doing what we can to help. Please take a few minutes to see what your incredible caring and generosity is helping us accomplish in Puerto Rico.

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Humbled By Gratitude

We've met so many wonderful people in Puerto Rico this week. It's such a blessing and a privilege to be able to help them in their time of need. On Thursday, the team and I traveled high into the mountains again. So many people here are STILL without power, ten months after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit. It's heartbreaking to see how difficult life is on the island for so many of our fellow Americans.

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"Thank You" From Lydia

I want to tell you about some of the people we're helping in Puerto Rico. The Mercy Chefs team and I have been on the island all week meeting families who will receive solar power thanks to the generosity of friends like you.

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Fear and Uncertainty in Puerto Rico

The Mercy Chefs team is on the ground in Puerto Rico! We arrived this weekend and are traveling into the mountains today to begin assessing which families need power the most. We’ll visit people who are likely never to have power again. Our primary focus is on widows, single mothers, the sick and elderly hurricane victims. A little light in the darkness can mean a great deal, and that’s what Mercy Chefs is in Puerto Rico trying to do.

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The kids called me "Santa without a beard"

The Mercy Chefs team visited a shelter in Santa Lucía, Guatemala, yesterday to deliver medicine, children's clothing and other basic necessities to victims of last week's Volcán de Fuego eruption. We also brought bubbles and Frisbees® for the children there. I wish you could have seen their faces light up! So much joy!

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On the ground in Guatemala

Mercy Chefs is on the ground in Guatemala. We've begun partnering with two shelters in Santa Lucía being run by a coalition of pastors with help from the local government. Today and tomorrow, we will continue visiting shelters to determine how we can best help victims of last week's deadly eruption of Volcán de Fuego.

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We are deploying to Guatemala

Mercy Chefs is deploying to Guatemala. In the aftermath of the devastating Volcán de Fuego eruption that buried homes in volcanic ash and killed approximately 200 people this week, we're sending a team to the Central American nation on Saturday.

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