A report released earlier today noted that 6,000 homes have been documented to be flooded here in the Beaumont, Texas area where Mercy Chefs is currently serving meals to disaster victims and volunteers. Many of these homes have been hit for a second time in just two years.
Yesterday, we were delivering meals in one neighborhood that was very hard hit. Most had to be rescued from the flood waters unless they had a second floor. One man we met, Mr. Broussard, is an 82-year-old owner of a local barbecue restaurant who has been delivering 100 meals to the homeless every week for years.
He lived in his home for 50 years with no flooding until Harvey flooded his home two years ago and Imelda hit him last week. It was our great privilege to return the favor of his generosity and share a meal with him as he mucked out his home.
That's just one of the many stories we are hearing here in Texas and in the Bahamas. Today, Mercy Chefs will once again serve about 4,000 hot meals to disaster and flood victims and volunteers. We still need your help! Every meal is made possible by friends like you. If you can help us provide hot meals to flood and hurricane victims this week, go here to make your tax-deductible gift directly to Mercy Chefs.
And see below for my earlier message.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
P.S. Here Ann and I are pictured with Mr. Broussard and his granddaughter who were both very grateful to receive meals provided by friends like you. Thank you so much for helping us serve 4,000 meals today and tomorrow!