As I'm sure you know, a massive earthquake has left thousands dead and tens if not hundreds of thousands facing extreme hardship in Turkey and Syria.

+ + "It was like the apocalypse"

One earthquake victim said the strike was "like the apocalypse." Search and rescue workers are digging through rubble for survivors while also fighting frigid temperatures. The people are in shock and they urgently need our help.

+ + We are deploying...

Mercy Chefs is deploying to help provide relief in the region. I directed my team to immediately disburse emergency relief funds to our partners in the region. This morning, Mercy Chefs' Advance Team is departing for the region where we will meet with our partners and make assessments of the most critical relief needs.

I need your help immediately! The next few days are critical and we must get meals and relief flowing as soon as possible! 

I'm asking you to prayerfully consider a special gift TODAY so we can FULLY LAUNCH our relief efforts to help earthquake victims. Go here to HELP EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS:

We are being told there is a HIGH NEED for hot meals. I will know more shortly. I'm hoping friends like you will help raise $25,000 or even $50,000 in the next 24 hours.

Please pray for the people impacted.

And please help!

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

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