Today, I'm in Wimberley, Texas, to formally announce that Mercy Chefs is establishing a disaster relief base of operations in Wimberley to serve Texas and surrounding regions.
We will be joined by the Wimberley Chamber Of Commerce and the leadership of the town for a ribbon cutting and celebratory event commemorating Mercy Chefs setting up a base of operations in Texas. I will also be welcoming Chef Jay Bachman of Wimberley on board as a Managing Chef and the primary lead for Mercy Chefs' disaster response efforts in the region. We first met Jay during the Wimberley floods, and he has volunteered with us for many disasters since. Through Jay’s involvement as a volunteer, he is already very familiar with the unique DNA and culture of Mercy Chefs. The city of Wimberley is a very special place for Mercy Chefs. The town has embraced Mercy Chefs, and we are honored to have Jay join our team.
This is a BIG DAY for Mercy Chefs! As you may know, Mercy Chefs’ history in Texas goes back to Hurricane Ike in 2008 just two years after the organization’s founding. Since Hurricane Ike, the team has responded to disasters in Texas including the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas, the Houston floods, and most recently, Hurricane Harvey.
This new base in Wimberley is a serious financial commitment. Will you partner with us right now as Mercy Chefs expands to establish the permanent base of operations right in Texas? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift.
And THANK YOU SO MUCH for your faithfulness to support this ministry through your prayers and your gifts.
Gary LeBlanc, Founder