Much of Texas is still in a state of CHAOS today. Power is returning for most, but the Weather Channel just reported that half the state is on a BOIL WATER alert because of concerns that the water supply has become contaminated. It's a dangerous situation. One county reported ten hypothermia deaths yesterday and hundreds of cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.
I am fully expecting that Mercy Chefs will serve 10,000 or more meals today. We are adding more distributions in the Dallas area and now have four kitchens working. We have a fifth kitchen arriving today so the number of meals we serve could increase significantly by tomorrow.
Many are facing a serious crisis right now. For lunch today we served a senior living facility where the folks had not flushed the toilets for many days for fear that the pipes would burst. When we arrived with hot meals, the people cheered.
This is a massive and widespread deployment that is challenging our human and physical resources. But the people of Texas need our help!
It is quite possible that we could serve 20,000 or more meals in Texas this weekend alone. We need your help to make this possible! Go here to help Mercy Chefs provide hot meals in STORM-RAVAGED TEXAS while we continue other vital efforts:
In our 15 years, this is the most widespread disaster we've ever responded to. It's a devastating situation for the people of Texas.
To everyone who has already helped, THANK YOU SO MUCH. As the Lord leads, we could use your help again this weekend. If you haven't yet made a gift to help with our winter storm response in Texas, please do so today! Just $50 will help provide a hot meal to 20 people; $100 will feed 40 people. Perhaps you can do more and sponsor 200 people ($500), or even 400 people ($1,000).
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
P.S. I was on the Weather Channel this morning as part of their coverage of the weather crisis here in Texas. Go here to watch, and let me know how you can help Mercy Chefs this weekend as we serve 20,000 or more meals to storm victims in Texas.