My friend Gary LeBlanc is right now in transit to the BORDER OF UKRAINE where Mercy Chefs -- Grassfire's disaster relief partner -- has already launched emergency relief efforts for the refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

PLEASE SEE BELOW for Gary's update and then go here to help sponsor critical support for Ukraine refugees.

Steve Elliott, Grassfire

P.S. The next 72 hours are critical. Go here to help:

To: Steve Elliott
From: Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
Subject: Ukraine refugees NEED OUR HELP!
Date: February 28, 2020, 6:05:21 PM ET 

I'm headed to the Ukraine border to help feed the refugees. We need help today. Please see below. --Gary


Today, Ann and I are flying to Romania and will then be traveling to the Romania-Ukraine border where a serious refugee crisis is unfolding as I write.

Tens upon hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are fleeing to the countries to the east and south of Ukraine. Romania sits on the southeast border of Ukraine -- directly in the path of the flight of the refugees. Right now, there is a 20+ mile long line of cars working to cross the border -- mostly women, children and the elderly. Local pastors and missionaries are doing everything they can to provide basic necessities -- food, water, hygiene products, diapers, etc. But it's an uphill battle.

Mercy Chefs has been in contact with our international response partners since shortly after the war started. We will have "boots on the ground" TODAY providing food and water to the refugees who are fleeing for their lives from Ukraine. One of our lead chefs will be joining the effort tomorrow. Ann and I will be working to determine our next steps: a field kitchen, grocery distribution -- whatever is needed to meet this critical need that is likely to only get worse.

This is a HUMANITARIAN CRISIS and we need your help TODAY as we launch our relief efforts for Ukraine refugees. Please HELP us feed Ukraine refugees! GO HERE:

I'm going to the Ukrainian border because it's what I am called to do. I feed people.

I do not do war. I feed people.

I do not do politics. I feed people.

I do not make excuses. I just go feed people.

I call on you to join me in praying for the people of the Ukraine. And I humbly ask you to join with me by supporting Mercy Chefs' efforts to feed the victims and refugees now pouring out of the Ukraine

Thanks in advance, and God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

P.S. I'll have more details tomorrow. But right now, we need your help! Please help us bring relief to those fleeing for their lives from Ukraine. Go here: