I just met a woman who shared with us a story that really drove home the importance of our work here in Texas...
Just two years ago, her family lost just about everything to Hurricane Harvey. She even lost her mother from a heart attack during the storm. Their home had been flooded and just recently they had been able to finish the final repairs.
Then the rains started last week. And they didn't stop until nearly four feet of rain had fallen, creating the second 1,000-year flood for her community in the past two years!Read more
We're in our second week of feeding underprivileged at-risk foster kids at Lonesome Dove Ranch in Texas. Mercy Chefs has been part of this annual outreach for four years, and this year we helped complete the permanent kitchen that will enable this ministry to reach even more hurting kids.
+ + "These kids wrecked me"
But the kids aren't the only ones touched by our efforts to feed body and soul. This is also a life-changing experience for the workers on site. Here's what one of our volunteers shared about her experience:Read more
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.Read more
Your Gift Will Support Efforts To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims!
Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of the Texas Gulf Coast, many families are still struggling to recover. Mercy Chefs is supporting the efforts of 350 students who are helping rebuild storm-ravaged areas in Houston THIS WEEK. The families in many of these houses have no insurance, and they've received little or no FEMA assistance.
A Mercy Chefs team will prepare and serve breakfast and lunch to hundreds of volunteers working to repair the homes of impoverished Hurricane Harvey victims. Many have been forced to live among the mold and debris left behind by the killer "Category 4" storm. For a tax-deductible donation of just $25, you can help sponsor 10 of those meals. A gift of $50 or $100 can feed 20 or 40 people in Houston this week!
Please stand with us to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those still working to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Simply complete the form below to make your most generous gift now!Donate