Devastating tornadoes have hit Alabama. Five are confirmed dead. Damage is widespread. Mercy Chefs is deploying. Go here to help, and see below for more details. -- Gary

Yesterday, as many as a dozen tornadoes ripped through the South, leaving a path of death and destruction. Much of the damage took place in areas surrounding Birmingham, Alabama. By late afternoon, five were confirmed dead in Calhoun County, east of Birmingham. Storms continued to strike late into the night. Thousands are without power.

+ + Mercy Chefs is deploying

Alabama has been hit hard by tornadoes this year, and this is the second time in 2021 that Mercy Chefs is deploying in Alabama to bring assistance to those in need.

Thankfully, we have a mobile kitchen based right in Alabama so our equipment can be close to the areas in the South that are prone to tornado strikes this time of year. I will be in transit from Texas to Alabama. It is possible we will be serving meals within 24 hours.

I'll have more details for you shortly. For now, we need help!

Mercy Chefs has a full team deployed in Texas responding to the border crisis. Now, I must deploy another team immediately to Alabama.

Can you help?

Please go here to make a tax-deductible gift to Mercy Chefs as we respond to yesterday's devastating tornadoes in Alabama and continue other vital efforts:

Perhaps you can sponsor 10, 20, 50 or even 100 or more meals. It costs about $2.50 to provide a hot meal during a disaster. I'm expecting we'll serve thousands of meals in the next several days alone. Every gift will help.

As always, most importantly, please pray for the communities and the families who are waking up today to the devastating reality of damaged homes and lost friends and family. 

Thank you in advance for your help.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

P.S. Again, I will be in transit to Alabama from Texas today. Our work continues in Texas, but we must also respond for the folks in Alabama. Please help. Go here: