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Award winning Spokane chef headed to Puerto Rico to help

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

When Jeremy Hansen started to see photos of the aftermath from hurricane Maria, he knew he had to help  those in Puerto Rico "It's a pretty crazy situation, and they need all the help they can get right now."

Hurricane Maria slammed into  Puerto Rico as a category four storm September 20th KILLING 48 PEOPLE and plunging the island into a humanitarian crisis...   a month later and thousands of residents there are still homeless, powerless, and hungry.

That's where Jeremy Hansen comes in "Talking to the people that we have down there now that we are meeting there in kind of a desperate situation," said Hansen.

the world renowned and award winning chef is eager to bring his skills and a team of cooks from his kitchens here to food tents there.

"This is something that I've wanted to do for quite some time after many many years decades things like this, but haven't had an opportunity and now I kind of do, "said Hansen.

On the menu for Hansen and his team -- a huge order  chefs who are already on the island have been feeding up to 200,000 thousand people a day.

Which is why Hansen is asking some of his happy customers in Spokane will chip in to help -- at his fundraiser next Friday. Jeremy will be on the U.S. Territory for most of November.

"What I'm hoping is that we can create a little bit of extra funds so when we are done helping out down there, we can donate to the world central kitchen."

Delta Airlines will be sponsoring Jeremy's trip to and from Puerto Rico.

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