Help Feed Wildfire Victims And Emergency Workers In New Mexico!
The largest wildfire of the year is currently impacting communities in northwest New Mexico as the fire consumes homes and threatens more areas. More than 170 homes have been damaged or destroyed and thousands are facing mandatory evacuations.
Mercy Chefs has deployed to northern New Mexico near the line of the largest of the wildfires. We are feeding evacuees and emergency personnel and need your help!
Just $35 can help support our efforts to provide 10 hot meals, while a donation of $50 feeds about 14 victims, volunteers or first responders. If you can contribute $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more, please do so now!
As always, your gift is tax-deductible! Please complete the form below to stand with us and help fully fund our wildfire outreach while we continue other efforts.
To support Mercy Chefs by check, simply print this page and mail it with your check to: Mercy Chefs, c/o Grassroots Action, P.O. Box 9095, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Yesterday was an amazing day of outreach to the families displaced by the Kincade Fire here north of San Francisco. A Red Cross worker told one of our chefs, "With your meal, the food is love. Everyone in this room felt the love that you put into this meal for us and for everyone in the shelter."
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Depending on what happens with the winds today, that number could increase dramatically by tomorrow. Emergency officials here are bracing for the winds to increase to up to 65 MPH which would cause the fires to spread rapidly and force more people out of their homes and into the shelters. Also a "cold blue" for cold was issued last night and already the shelter numbers are increasing.
It's hard to describe to you the feeling I have driving through these California communities that are being hit with wildfires again.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Mercy Chefs has responded to the wildfire crisis here. The air is thick with the smell of smoke from the Kincade Fire. Just driving in this region causes one's eyes to burn and throat to hurt. Air quality is very bad and the situation is made worse by the fact that huge sections of the state are without power or facing power outages in the coming days. Hundreds of thousands are under evacuation orders. People are sleeping in their cars. On top of all this, it was unseasonably cold last night.Read more
As we have been wrapping up our Dallas deployment, I have been closely monitoring the rapidly developing crisis in California where the wildfires are reaching what the governor is calling "historic" and "unprecedented" levels.
Winds over the weekend have been gusting to hurricane-force levels in some places and over 100,000 have already been evacuated. Relief agencies are now estimating that as many as 300 shelters and feeding sites may be opened.Read more