Wednesday, 01 June 2016 01:58

Professional Chefs Deploy to Feed Flood Victims in Houston, Texas

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Mercy Chefs Chefs servingPORTSMOUTH, VA, June 1, 2016 | Christian News Service | – Mercy Chefs, a Virginia based non-profit, disaster relief organization has deployed their team of professional chefs to feed victims of the latest round of extreme flooding in Houston, Texas.

America’s fourth largest city did not have time to recover from April's flood damage before a torrential downpour – twenty-one inches of rain in two days – triggered another round of severe flooding across the area. Current forecasts are predicting an additional ten inches of rainfall over the next two days. Thousands of residents are already under mandatory evacuation.

Mercy Chefs Deploy to Texas

The Texas Department of Emergency Management requested Mercy Chefs' immediate assistance in bringing relief to southeast Houston. Mercy Chefs serves on the Texas Emergency Feeding Task Force and is one of only five agencies permitted to enter the disaster zone at this point. The organization’s mobile response unit will be stationed in Brazoria County and is capable of providing its own power and potable water. Meal service is expected to begin as early as tomorrow.

The situation is constantly evolving. Updates will be posted on the organization’s Facebook page.

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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. Since its founding, Mercy Chefs has served over one million meals, and in 2015 they received both the Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism Award and the Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award for their service.

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