Tomorrow, we're serving hot holiday meals to disaster victims in Florida who still need our help! This may be the only holiday meal they have this Christmas season. We can use your help. Go here to donate, and see below. --Gary
It's always humbling when we hear stories like this.
This Thanksgiving, we returned to Beaumont, Texas -- a community that was hit hard by flooding this fall. Many families were forced from their homes and into shelters, and Mercy Chefs was there to provide hot meals. Many of those same folks who had sought relief in shelters and had received Mercy Chefs meals came back for our Thanksgiving outreach.
The reality is, when a community faces a disaster, it can take months and even years to recover. That's precisely the case for a husband and wife who told the local news that "without the food that [Mercy Chefs] provided us today, we probably wouldn’t have had a Thanksgiving dinner."
+ + No holiday dinner... without your help!
This is the reality for far too many people this holiday season. Especially for those who recently suffered through a natural disaster, their Christmas season may not include a nice meal. That's why tomorrow, we're back in Florida offering what may be the only Christmas dinner many families still struggling from the aftermath of Hurricane Michael receive. Then, we'll head to Grand Bahama Island for an entire week's worth of meetings and special events to help the folks there who are still in the immediate aftermath of that massive hurricane strike.
But to make all this happen, we need your help!
As I've noted, some faithful friends of Mercy Chefs have stepped forward and extended a $40,000 Matching Challenge Grant to Mercy Chefs that DOUBLES the impact of every dollar you donate right now. That means your gift today will help us reach twice as many people -- $25 doubled to $50 will help serve 10 meals; $50 doubled to $100 will help provide 20 meals, and so on.
Again, this is a very important time. We'll be in Florida TOMORROW serving hot meals. Then we head to Texas. Then we're off to devastated Grand Bahama Island for a week of activities.
Please prayerfully consider how you can partner with us this month. Then, go here to make your tax-deductible gift.
Thanks in advance, and God bless!
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
P.S. I'm always humbled when I hear stories from folks who tell us what a difference a Mercy Chefs hot meal had made in their lives. And every time we impact a person's life with a hot meal, a friend like you made it possible. Go here to help today: