We need help as we serve hot meals to Oklahoma tornado victims THIS WEEKEND. Go here to help and see below. --Gary

Tornado survivor Waylon Wyche, wrote an op-ed in The Oklahoman describing what happened on the night the EF3 tornado struck his home town of Sulphur.

After he gathered his dogs with him in his home's shelter, the tornado struck:

"It was like a bomb exploded from behind us. Wind was blowing through the house so hard it felt like a hurricane. Felt like minutes. Maybe it was, but I’ve been told that it's usually closer to 10 seconds. I couldn’t tell yet, but my bedroom window on the south side had blown completely out, glass sprayed across the house."

The storm damaged but didn't destroy his home. The roof was damaged and rain was coming in. His bedroom took it the worse. The next morning, he realized his neighbors had been hit even harder:

"I walked around a bit and saw that two houses across the street from me were gone. Another about three doors down from them was gone. My neighbor’s house just to the west of me had no roof. All of the giant trees in his yard were uprooted. The giant pecan tree in the neighbor’s yard to my south was uprooted and lay across my fence."

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This is reality for the people of Sulphur. Walking through the historic downtown area, it seems every structure has been damaged or destroyed. Far too many homes have had their roofs ripped off or were damaged by trees. Those who lost their homes are living with neighbors or family members as they try to salvage anything they can and begin to plan their next steps.

Mercy Chefs is here. I've sat with storm victims and heard their stories. We are working from early in the morning to provide hot, chef-prepared meals for these families.

{{recipient.first_name_or_friend}}, can you help Mercy Chefs THIS WEEKEND as we provide a lifeline of hope to these families in the form of quality, nutritious meals? Go here to help sponsor 10 or even 20 or 30 meals:

Also, please keep praying for the families here. Slowly, we are seeing hope return. Every meal we deliver carries with it both practical relief and the prayers of friends like you across the country. But the road of recovery is long. 

Thank you for helping those impacted by disaster and hardship.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs