Mercy Chefs, a Virginia based non-profit, disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization has deployed their team of professional chefs to feed victims and first responders in Rockport and Houston, Texas.
“As I drive between our two deployment sites in Rockport and Friendswood, Texas (outside Houston), the devastation continues to amaze me. I see mile after mile of downed power lines, neighborhood after neighborhood of flooded homes, and blank stare after blank stare from hurting people still in shock from the horrific effects of Hurricane Harvey”, Chef Gary LeBlanc.
Mercy Chefs is serving more than 13,000 chef-prepared meals, daily, to first responders and stranded residents throughout the cities of Rockport and Friendswood, TX (Houston area).
Rockport Location: Church Unlimited
902 Main Street, Rockport, TX 78382
Houston Location: Calvary Chapel Houston
In addition, active preparations are being made to dispatch our teams for concurrent deployments should Hurricane Irma make U.S. landfall.
Mercy Chefs’ Founder and President, Gary LeBlanc will be available to provide live updates and interviews from his location in Texas. Mercy Chefs’ will continue to update their Facebook page with more information, as the situation unfolds.
For more information on Mercy Chefs, please visit www.mercychefs.com
ABOUT MERCY CHEFS:
Mercy Chefs is a 501c3 founded in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The organization exists to provide professionally prepared, restaurant quality meals to victims, volunteers and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies and partners with existing ministries with food service in underserved communities around the country. Since its founding, Mercy Chefs has served over 1,500,000 meals, and in 2015 they received both the Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism Award and the Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award for their service.