Mercy Chefs contributing to hurricane relief

Monday, October 9, 2017
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Puerto Rico hurricane floodingA humanitarian aid organization is on the ground in Puerto Rico, feeding Hurricane Maria refugees and disaster relief crews who are helping with recovery efforts.

The group is partnering with a church that is serving as a distribution center on the Caribbean island.

"In addition to doing meals for refuges here in Guaynabo, Mercy Chefs will also be supporting American mission teams and construction teams that'll be coming down to rebuild," reports Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs founder and president. "The church is setting up to house them, and we're reconfiguring and rebuilding their kitchen in order to be able to handle that sort of demand. So I don't chainsaw, or mud-out a house, or rebuild the roofs, but I can feed the volunteers that will come to do that."

Le Blanc tells OneNewsNow he knows this is a calling of God because the work is so demanding.

"It's very, very difficult to be in the field doing high-quality food, but if it's a God call, it's a wonderfully refreshing and filling thing to do," he shares. "We found endurance that we didn't know we had."

He adds that his team brought along a water purification unit as well as cases full of relief supplies.

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