Thursday from LaPlace, Louisiana

Robin Roberts and Good Morning America were here this morning. My team is back at work providing hot meals to hard-hit rural communities. These communities were devastated. See below, and go here to sponsor hot meals (doubled by a special Challenge gift). --Gary

Yesterday evening, we delivered meals to Galliano, a small town along the Gulf Coast that was devastated by Hurricane Ida. The people of this community bore the full force of Hurricane Ida, and the storm damage is still everywhere. The demolished building pictured here is a local church that was ripped apart by Hurricane Ida, and it shows just how bad the damage is in Southeast Louisiana.

This is why we came back this week -- to help the rural communities along the coast that are still struggling more than a month after Ida hit.

Today, we'll provide meals to communities across this region. But to do so, we need YOUR HELP!

Will you partner with Mercy Chefs to help these communities that are still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida? Your gift today will help us provide meals this week. Go here to help sponsor meals for Ida victims:

Again, these rural towns were hit hardest, and often get overlooked. A friend in one such community wrote to thank Mercy Chefs for providing hot meals:

"Thank you for all you do! You provided 1000 meals a day for us in Killian after the storm.... The communities devastated were mostly rural but it doesn’t make us any less important. Again, thank you for what you do."

YOU make every meal we serve possible. Your generosity and support allow Mercy Chefs to provide this lifeline of hope.

Thanks for your prayers. And thanks in advance for partnering with Mercy Chefs.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc

P.S. This morning, Robin Roberts and the Good Morning America team made a visit to New Wine Christian Fellowship -- our base of operations here in LaPlace. I was so grateful that GMA is bringing national exposure to the ongoing crisis here. We still need help! And thanks to a generous Challenge Gift, every dollar you donate TODAY will be doubled in impact (until we fully match the gift). Go here to help us provide hot meals to Ida victims -- doubled by this Challenge Gift.