Mercy Chefs is on the ground in Antakya (Antioch), providing hope in the form of hot meals, groceries, and vital resources for survival.

Antakya was one of the hardest hit cities. Entire neighborhoods were reduced to rubble in an instant. Many of the buildings that are still standing can't be trusted. Search and rescue teams dig for bodies. Children huddle next to their parents, unsure of where they will get their next meal. Many have been forced to sleep in their cars.

This is a life-threatening situation, further compounded by winter weather. 

This weekend is critical for our relief efforts. Mercy Chefs is FULLY DEPLOYED at the heart of the earthquake strike zone. We are serving thousands of meals and providing other critical assistance. NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

I'm asking every Mercy Chefs friend to prayerfully consider making YOUR BEST POSSIBLE DONATION this weekend to help as we ramp up our efforts to help as many people as possible who have seen their lives devastated by this tragedy. Go here to help to feed earthquake victims THIS WEEKEND:

If you haven't yet donated, PLEASE DO SO TODAY! We need everyone on board with us to meet the enormity of the need.

Again, this is an ALL HANDS ON DECK response for Mercy Chefs. As I write, our team in Turkey is helping feed thousands of earthquake victims. My wife, Ann, and I leave for Turkey tomorrow. Now, we need thousands of friends to partner with us.

Please pray for the victims. Pray for the emergency workers. Pray for the families whose lives have been devastated by this immense disaster. And pray for our team.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs