Mercy Chefs Uses Its Defender to Feed Those in Need
This year, the Virginia-based group has already responded to three tornados and delivered thousands of meals
When a tornado strikes, emergency personnel flood into an area to clear debris and rescue the wounded. But these teams need to be fed—as do the victims who are left stranded. That’s where Mercy Chefs comes in. As the winner of the the Community Services Award at the 2022 Defender Service Awards, Mercy Chefs received a $25,000 cash prize and a customized Defender 130 to aid its mission.
Video submissions, along with new categories for the 2023 Defender Service Award, are open June 15 through July 21. Finalists will be announced in early November with public voting from September 15 through October 4. Learn more about the Defender Service Awards and previous winners here.