WEDNESDAY P.M. UPDATE--
Mercy Chefs is DEPLOYING a team to Acapulco. Our team will arrive TOMORROW (Thursday) to coordinate with our partners on the ground and assess the best next steps for helping meet the need for food and hot meals in Acapulco.
The situation in Acapulco remains urgent. The damage is catastrophic and the people are desperate for even basic essentials. One man told Reuters, "Most of all we want a roof.... And water and food, and provisions to eat."
Can you help? Go here to support Acapulco relief and see below for more.
ACAPULCO EMERGENCY -- See Below.
A massive Category 5 hurricane hit Acapulco last week with devastating impact.
+ + "Nightmare Scenario"
With the death toll nearing 50, widespread power outages, and limited water supply, Hurricane Otis has caused a “nightmare scenario.” Hundreds of thousands of innocent people are now isolated and without basic resources.
Mercy Chefs is already working with trusted church partners who are distributing groceries and drinking water in the heart of the need. But we must do more because tens of thousands need help.
As I write, Mercy Chefs is preparing to deploy our chef team so we can help deliver hot meals and resources to the people impacted by Hurricane Otis.
I'm asking every member of our team to help as we are now faced with two deployments -- Israel and Acapulco.
This is a worst-case outcome -- a super storm making a direct hit on a major population center. Perhaps because Hurricane Otis developed from a tropical storm to a Category 5 monster in just a few hours, this has barely registered in the U.S. media. But the situation is URGENT.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
P.S. This is all happening in addition to our full deployment in Israel where our team is helping to feed thousands every day (go here for our most recent update on Israel). Acapulco has been devastated. We must respond. Go here to help:
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