MERCY CHEFS IS DEPLOYING to bring relief to Hurricane Zeta victims.
The storm came ashore along the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast as a strong CAT-2 storm. Power outages are widespread (reports indicated more than 2 million lost power) which will further complicate any recovery efforts.
Yesterday evening we finalized our plans to deploy to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi -- a coastal community that was hit hard by Zeta. I chose this site because this is where I served after Katrina. The people here are still carrying the scars of that storm, and now must recover from Zeta which brought a 12-foot storm surge to their communities.
2020 just won't stop! And Mercy Chefs will not stop responding to the call for help. Two mobile kitchens are arriving today from Oklahoma and Alabama, and I fully expect to be serving our first meals FOR DINNER THIS AFTERNOON.
Can you help Mercy Chefs provide hot meals to weary storm victims here on the Gulf Coast starting this evening? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift to Mercy Chefs and help us provide hot meals to Hurricane Zeta victims and volunteers right now:
Our human, physical and financial resources have been stretched like perhaps never before in Mercy Chefs' history. This is our SIXTH DEPLOYMENT in response to a major storm just since the summer began! Now, I must pull together the resources to help the good folks of Louisiana who just got hammered once again. That's why I'm asking you to prayerfully consider how you can help right now.
I'll have more details soon. For now, thank you for your prayers and your financial support.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs