My team prepared this Special Report of the Kentucky flood devastation and Mercy Chefs' response:
Folks here have seen floods before, but nothing like this. When the flash floods hit, the water came seven feet above anything they had ever seen before. The entire region was thrown into chaos in an instant, in the middle of the night. We flew in the next day and Mercy Chefs was up and running within 36 hours, serving chef-prepared meals to flood victims, volunteers and first responders.
The people here are hurting, but it is the children who always break my heart during these disasters. To see the looks on the faces of young kids as they wonder what has happened to everything in their lives, from their home to the toys they used to play with.
This weekend, Mercy Chefs will serve thousands more meals to children and their parents, volunteers, and emergency workers. Simply put, I need your help.
I hope you hear my heart on this. The news cycle may move on, but if you've lost a loved one or are still digging mud out of your home, this disaster is still very real for you. And it's going to be real for the people of eastern Kentucky for weeks and months to come.
I'm turning to friends like you because, in a very real way, you are the end of the line! We rely directly on the faithfulness of friends across the country who stand with us and sponsor meals during these disasters.
Thanks in advance for your prayers and financial support as we partner together to help the people of eastern Kentucky rebuild their lives.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
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