Tuesday Update on Kentucky Flood Relief
Our team is serving two meals today. Many families still need help. Homes, schools and businesses have been devastated. Please see below of how one couple helped save nine neighbors from the floodwaters, and go here to sponsor hot meals for flood victims we'll serve today and tomorrow. --Gary
"I'm no hero."
That's what Nathan Day of Hindman, Kentucky said when he was interviewed by CBS News about what happened in his community the night of the flooding. A neighbor had contacted Nathan asking him to "save her children and grandchildren." So he and his wife, Krystal, responded.
"I just went outside to see how bad it was.... and it was just like being on the Titanic.... Everybody screaming [from the] top of their houses."
Amidst the cries for help, a certain sound pierced his heart. "I heard those children crying," he said. So at 3 AM, with no electricity and in total darkness, Nathan and Krystal waded through the floodwaters to do what they could.
"You couldn't live with yourself knowing that you let those kids float off the top of that house and not even try."
Before the night was over, Nathan and Krystal had helped save nine of their neighbors. The reporter asked Nathan what he wanted his children to learn from this experience:
"Help your neighbor," he said. If it means [losing] your life and you’re doing good, you meet fear in the face. Just keep pushing forward."
+ + "Pushing forward" for flood victims...
Just keep pushing forward. That's what the people of eastern Kentucky are doing. They are "pushing forward" to recover from the tragic loss of life and to get started on the long road to recovery.
That's why Mercy Chefs is here... to serve as an extension of caring friends like you across the country who want to help these folks "push forward." Today, we're doing just that. Two more meals. We'll serve thousands of flood victims and volunteers this week with your help.
Will you stand with Mercy Chefs help eastern Kentucky flood victims "push forward" by providing chef-quality meals this week? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift and help sponsor 10, 20, 50, 100 or more meals for flood victims:
Finally, THANK YOU so much for your prayers and your financial support. Every meal is made possible by friends like you. Thanks to you, these meals are helping to lift the spirits of those who have been greatly impacted by the tragic flooding.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs