Author: MNI ALive Media | Date: 30 September 2017
As U.S President Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico's Mayor, simply for asking his Administration to show more concern as the island grapples with the tough job of managing the relief effort after Hurricane Maria devastated that U.S Territory, a team from Mercy Chefs today deployed to the island to help those people in need.
Chef Gary LeBlanc, founder of Mercy Chefs, today took a team to Puerto Rico and also took two water purification units to the island.
According to LeBlanc; "This machine will provide 300 gallons of clean water an hour. It's the equivalent of 17 cases of bottled water - per hour. The situation in Puerto Rico is dire and we are working to get there as quickly as possible".
Nearly half of Puerto Rico is without safe drinking water it has been reported by the authorities there.
This deployment to Puerto Rico comes on the heels of Mercy Chefs’ consecutive deployments to Texas and Florida following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Between their three locations across the two states, Mercy Chefs served more than 160, 000 chef-prepared meals for victims and first responders.
While in Pueto Rico Mercy Chefs will work with their local contacts at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo and at Iglesia Nuevo Testamento in Manati. Together with these two churches,they will set out on offering immediate relief and long term rebuilding.
An estimated 90% of homes have been damaged on Puerto Rico, and 3.3 million residents are without power.
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