Clean N Dry, Emergency Water and Disaster Recovery Company of Orlando, FL and Hampton, VA Donates 500 Meals to Non-Profit, Mercy Chef

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Emergency restoration services company working in Panama City after Hurricane Michael to help rebuild discovers the value of hot meals and a faith-based mission to serve meals in disaster areas and donates 500 meals to feed those affected by disaster through faith-based non-profit, Mercy Chef.

Clean N Dry, an emergency restoration company providing services in the Panama City area to those in the path of Hurricane Michael, donates 500 meals to support the important work and mission of the faith-based non-profit organization, Mercy Chef.

Since 2006, Chef Gary LeBlanc, founder and president of faith-based non-profit, Mercy Chef, has lead his team of volunteers to serve hot meals to the victims, volunteers, and first responders in areas that have suffered natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires and other national emergencies. To date, Mercy Chef has served over a million and a half meals all over the U.S., showing up after a disaster strikes and staying to help those who are trying to rebuild.

After being a volunteer helping those in his own community during the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, LeBlanc witnessed poor quality meals being served to those trying to rebuild the community. As a professional chef for 35 years, he recognized the stress and reality of the situation could be momentarily offset with the normalization of a real, professional, and great-tasting hot meal.

The Mercy Chef missions are focused on serving those in disaster areas all across the United States and providing clean water outside the U.S. Most recently, Mercy Chef is on scene in the Panhandle of Florida serving those who are victims and those who are helping victims recover and rebuild from Hurricane Michael.

Helping with Hurricane Michael clean-up in the Panama City area of Florida is where the Clean N Dry crews became familiar with the Mercy Chef organization.

With smiles and positivity, the Mercy Chef volunteers offered great tasting, hot meals to those displaced and those responding to the disaster.

“Seeing the community come together to eat and talk after working so hard each day when progress can be slow and frustrating - and to get good, hot food and to get to sit down and enjoy it was incredible”, says Chad McKenzie, owner/operator of Clean N Dry.

He continued, “It’s hard to imagine in the middle of a disaster area to find such a welcoming and well-meaning offer for a good meal. We knew we wanted to support their mission and we feel good about supporting what they do!”

With offices based in Orlando, Florida and Hampton, Virginia, McKenzie was even happier to find out that the Mercy Chef Mission is based out of Portsmouth, Virginia, which is very close to the Clean N Dry Virginia office.

The Clean N Dry disaster recovery teams have been on scene, serving and rebuilding during named hurricanes Irma, Harvey, Matthew, Florence, and now Michael. Certified in Emergency and Disaster Restoration Services; Water, Fire, and Mold Restoration, it is very likely the two organizations will meet again in future disaster recovery situations.

The Clean N Dry teams were extremely impressed and appreciative of the Mercy Chef volunteers and their quality meals and are proud to support such an integral partner in the communities which both organizations show up to help in their own way.

Chad McKenzie, owner/operator of Clean N Dry, a provider of emergency restoration services in Orlando, Florida and Hampton, Virginia, donated 500 meals to the faith-based non-profit, Mercy Chef of Portsmouth, Virginia. McKenzie was introduced to the Mercy Chef mission of providing hot, professionally prepared meals in disaster areas during Hurricane Michael clean-up in the Panama City area of the Florida Panhandle. Both organizations had responders on scene and helping the community.

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Orlando, Florida and Hampton, Virginia

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