Thanks to your generosity, Mercury One (M1) was able to underwrite 10,000 Thanksgiving meals for people still recovering from the devastating floods in Louisiana.
M1 partnered with Holy Smoke Grill in Baton Rouge as part of the Somebody Cares disaster response network to smoke and slice 3,200 pounds of ham over two days. Healing Place Church also played a key role in this massive outreach. The church’s Cooking For Christ ministry prepared side dishes like Cajun dirty rice and sausage, donated by Kiolbasa Sausage. Hill Country Bakery in San Antonio also donated rolls for every meal.
In all, 10,000 hot Thanksgiving meals were boxed and delivered in Baton Rouge on November 19th.
The effort took hundreds of local volunteers, along with other teams from the Dream Center in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs. Four hundred volunteer drivers lined the church's long driveway, spilling onto the highway, to load meals and deliver them to families hit hard by the recent flooding. Pastor Mike Haman of Healing Place Church said this was the largest outreach project the church had ever done in the community.
The impact was overwhelming. People who thought they were forgotten reacted emotionally to strangers pulling up and delivering Thanksgiving dinner. At the end of the day, over 2,000 families in the Baton Rouge area received 10,000 hot meals, 1,500 bags of groceries and a lot of love.
Thank you for your generous donations and taking part in what Mercury One loves most and does best: restoring lives.
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