Tuesday P.M. from Surfside (north of Miami)

Ann and I arrived yesterday in South Florida. We have been asked to deploy right at the site of the disaster to serve search and rescue workers. Please see below, and go here to help us provide hot meals. -- Gary

Today we are launching a full deployment to serve right in the midst of the tragic building collapse here in South Florida.

Mercy Chefs has been asked by Florida Search And Rescue Team 6 to provide three meals daily to rescue teams from across the state of Florida.

Mercy Chefs meals will be delivered right to the location where search and rescue teams are working. Currently, rescue workers are having to walk several blocks to get something to eat. Since the rescue work is so exhausting, it is a great help to bring the food directly to the workers.

The work these brave teams are doing is absolutely BRUTAL. We're seeing workers who are having to specially wrap their feet before going back to the site of the collapsed building. Every step has to be taken with great care because this is still a search and rescue effort. 

We've been providing breakfast every day. With our mobile kitchen arriving TODAY, Mercy Chefs will be providing three meals starting tomorrow. Will you help Mercy Chefs as we stand alongside the rescue workers and bring comfort to this devastated community? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift:

+ + Shocking...

Being here and seeing the enormous pile of rubble that used to be a high-rise condominium is shocking. Families are clinging to the hope that some can still be rescued. The teams are working around the clock toward that one goal.

The only way Mercy Chefs can respond so quickly to a disaster like this is because friends like you share our desire to bring relief in the form of chef-prepared meals to victims and volunteers. I never imagined we would be responding to a building collapse in Florida, but this is why Mercy Chefs exists.

Thank you for your prayers and your partnership with us.

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs