There are now SIX wildfires burning across New Mexico including one fire which is the second largest in state history and at one point was advancing at 50 miles per hour.
Firefighters have been working day and night to slow the fires, but winds are expected to reach 60-70mph over the weekend, which could change evacuation sites and put even more communities at risk.
+ + Mercy Chefs is serving hot meals to fire victims and workers
Deploying during a wildfire emergency can be quite difficult as the fires move with the winds. Today, we are setting up our mobile kitchen in Angel Fire (NM) -- about 30 minutes north of Mora. The key has been finding the best location so we can reach the most communities in need. There are several hundred evacuees who have been given shelter in homes and lodges in the area. We will also send meals to first responders who are working in the midst of this crisis.
Mercy Chefs will serve our first meals in response to this wildfire crisis TOMORROW (Saturday), and I'm asking for your help today as we reach those in need. Will you partner with Mercy Chefs as we serve hot meals to wildfire victims, first responders and emergency personnel in New Mexico starting tomorrow? Go here to help sponsor 10, 20, 50 or even 100 meals:
Again, providing hot meals while a wildfire is advancing is both dangerous and a logistical challenge. Even getting our mobile kitchen to our deployment site has been difficult with road closures and challenging mountain roads. Thankfully, we are here and ready to serve! And with the winds picking up this weekend, the need could increase even more.
Please help as you can. Just $35 will help sponsor 10 hot meals for families who have been forced to evacuate, or first responders who are working long shifts. If you can sponsor 20, 50 or more meals, it would be a great blessing.
Thank you for partnering with Mercy Chefs!
P.S. Our mission to help Ukraine war victims continues. We just crossed TWO MILLION pounds of food and supplies delivered with more trucks headed deep into Ukraine to help those on the front lines of this war which is now well into its third month. To help with Ukraine relief, go here: