I just heard some troubling news...

CNN is reporting that, according to government reports, "only about 1% of properties in the hardest-hit counties of [Kentucky] have federal flood insurance." And as you may know, standard homeowner policies generally do not cover for damage from rising water (floods).

This is one of the reasons communities can have an even more difficult road to recovery from floods as compared to other natural disasters. Plus, as I've shared, these communities had already been hit hard by changing economic conditions in recent years. Now, most of those who have had homes and businesses damaged or destroyed from the flooding will have little or no insurance claim.

It's devastating.

+ + Never happened before...

We see these families every day. Mercy Chefs has been going directly into these communities and serving meals to people who are still trying to sort through their next steps to even start on the road to recovery. In reality, far too many families are still trying just to get the mud out of their homes.

Also, authorities are calling this a 1,000-year flood. Families have lived here for generations and have NEVER seen this type of flooding. The National Weather Service called the flooding "historically unheard of."

+ + We need your help this week!

The people here are exhausted and they still need help. Our Mercy Chefs team worked through the weekend, serving 2,000+ meals daily. This week, we're back at it providing lunch and dinner to flood victims.

Will you help me during this critical and very difficult phase of our deployment to help Kentucky flood victims? Please go here to help sponsor 10, 20, 50 or even 100 meals:

This will be a challenging week. Media coverage has all but stopped, but the need is still very real. Mercy Chefs is here. I want to stay as long as we are still providing a vital service to these folks. But to do so, I need your help in sponsoring meals we're serving right now.

If you already helped, THANK YOU SO MUCH! If you can help again, the flood victims here will be greatly blessed. If you haven't yet supported our Kentucky flood relief efforts, please do so today! We need everyone working together to meet this and other needs.

Thank you so much, and God bless you,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

News sources: CNN, Time