I'm sure you've heard about the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi.

Due to recent flooding and longstanding troubles with the city's water system, Jackson currently has no reliable source of fresh, drinkable water. The crisis escalated in the past 24 hours as city officials ran out of bottled water for residents.

Mercy Chefs has significant experience in providing fresh, drinkable water during disasters, 0especially in international locations where potable water can be scarce. Today, we are deploying a Mercy Chefs team from our base in Alabama to help with this crisis. We are bringing pallets of bottled water as well as a water purification unit that can produce thousands of gallons of drinking water daily. The bottled water and the purification unit will be a great resource for our church partners in Jackson who will be helping with distribution.

The need is urgent today, which is why our team will be in Jackson this afternoon. If you want to help bring fresh water to those in the midst of this crisis, go here to make your tax-deductible gift:

This deployment is in addition to our continuing relief efforts in Ukraine, our community kitchens, and our recent deployment in response to the Kentucky floods. In just the past 30 days, your support has made it possible for Mercy Chefs to help hundreds of thousands of people with practical relief.

I'll be sharing more details on the situation in Jackson soon. For now, thanks in advance for your help.

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs