You may have heard about the folks stranded on Sanibel Island after the causeway to the island was damaged by Hurricane Ian. Residents were left to fend for themselves until rescue teams could reach them.

A busload of Sanibel residents was brought to a local shelter just as Mercy Chefs was delivering meals. Many of those who were rescued were still wet from wading through water and trying to swim to safety

Thanks to friends like you, Mercy Chefs was able to provide the first hot meals that these folks and everyone at this shelter had received since the hurricane struck. Instead of pre-packaged rations, they enjoyed a hot, chef-prepared meal.

Imagine still being wet from a multi-day ordeal of being stranded and trying to survive a massive hurricane when someone hands you a restaurant-quality meal. This is the difference that you are helping Mercy Chefs make right now in Fort Myers.

Today, we're providing thousands of meals to folks in shelters and hospitals as well as families in need who are trying to regain their footing after this devastating hurricane. We're feeding search and rescue teams and partnering to get food and water delivered all across Lee County.

Mercy Chefs is doing everything humanly possible to help as many people as we can, and yet the need is even greater. I want to ramp up to 20,000 meals a day and even 30,000 meals. But to do so, I need your help.

If you haven't done so already, would you prayerfully consider helping to sponsor 10, 20, 50 or even 100 hot meals for Hurricane victims here in Fort Myers today? Your support will be a great blessing to those who are in such great need. Go here to make your tax-deductible gift:

If you already donated, THANK YOU SO MUCH! If you can help again, please do so. The need here is that great.

Thank you so much for your prayers and your support.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

Read our Hurricane Ian reports.