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Mercy Chefs need your help feeding Storm Sandy victims

From the Desk of:  Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs 11/3/12

As the affects of Sandy continue to stretch on, tens of thousands of battle-weary New Yorkers are wandering about looking for something to eat.

In fact, yesterday alone, Mercy Chefs fed more than 8,000 men, women and children. Ravaged by the storm, these people approached our kitchen hungry, cold and looking for a chard of hope.

Panoramic view of line

As word spreads, the need grows ...

We are uniquely positioned amidst highrise apartment buildings and public housing projects. In this small area alone, 40,000 are without power and potable water.

I am hearing reports of people dumpster diving for anything edible. The hunger is widespread and food is difficult to come by with all of the transportation issues here.

The situation is critical. The need is great.

I must tell you that in all my years bringing aid to people in these kinds of desperate situations, I have never seen anything quite like this. But as difficult as it is to process, I am blessed to be able to bring food and help to those in need.

That's why your support at this critical time is so vital.

Natl Guard
A National Guardsman helps distribute Mercy Chefs meals

David, to those of you who have never given a gift before, I'm asking you to open your hearts, purses and wallets to answer my call. As the need intensifies (and I believe it will), my prayer is that God will stir thousands of citizens to reach out and respond -- so that we can feed all in need!

It costs us about $10 to provide a hot meal to a family of four who have no place else to turn for a meal after this massive storm.

I am so grateful for all of the support so far. Yet, I must ask if you can help with a gift of $30, $50, $100 or more. We will put it to work immediately in NYC to help feed the victims, volunteers and public service workers.

Again, I urge you to prayerfully consider making a generous tax-deductible contribution today to help Mercy Chefs meet this need. Click here to give.

I don't believe the Lord led us to this location by chance. I believe we were brought here to do great work -- to feed and minister to these broken, and desperate souls. But we can't succeed in our mission unless we have the abundant support of friends like you.

You are the ones fueling our effort, and I am so grateful.

I will be updating you regularly on our mission and progress.

God bless you and thank you in advance for helping us in this vital mission to feed people.

Gary LeBlanc
Mercy Chefs Inc.

P.S. As word spreads, the need is most certainly going to grow, and I am hopeful that many more will answer my call for help to be able to provide a hot meal to all who arrive at our mobile kitchen!




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