Yesterday I filed a video report from Mayfield with the latest updates on our service to tornado victims and volunteers. Please go here to watch:

+ + Situation still critical here...

The people here remain in urgent need of help. As of late last week, as many as 400 families in low-income housing were still displaced. And the weather has made things even more difficult. First, it rained and rained. Yesterday, a cold blast of air arrived.

Given the ongoing difficulties the people here are facing, members of our Mercy Chefs team have volunteered to stay through Christmas to help Mayfield and surrounding communities. Thanks to your support, we have been serving meals from our base of operations and also distributing meals to more than a dozen surrounding communities that were hit hard by the tornadoes.

+ + Help us bring hope this Christmas

I want to continue to reach tornado victims and volunteers with hot meals and a lifeline of hope through the Christmas holiday, but I need your help to make this happen!

Can I count on you? Will you help sponsor meals for tornado victims that we'll serve today and tomorrow? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift:

My team is doing everything in our power to bring hope in the midst of this tornado nightmare that came just two weeks before Christmas. For example, our volunteers and staff began adding personal notes of encouragement to the meals we are delivering -- anything we can do to bring encouragement.

Your support is making a tangible difference in the lives of tornado victims. Every meal we serve is an extension of your care and concern for our neighbors here in Kentucky.

Thank you so much for partnering with us.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc

P.S. As I write, my team is preparing meals for families who had their lives turned upside down by this tornado strike. Every meal is made possible by the generosity of friends like you! Go here to sponsor 5, 10, 20 or even 50 meals or tornado victims: