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Monday, November 26, 2012

Operation BBQ Relief. Have you Donated?

If you look over to the right on this blog, we have proudly added a link to Operation BBQ Relief.  Operation BBQ Relief is a charity created to help victims of disaster in a time of need.  Their website says it best:

"Operation BBQ Relief is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in May, 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri. On Sunday evening, May 22, a massive multi-vortex EF5 tornado plowed through the southwest Missouri community of about 50,000 residents, killing over 140 people and injuring more than 1,000. It left a path of almost total destruction six miles long and over a half mile wide. It is now classified as the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
In the wake of this nearly unprecedented destruction, competition barbecue teams from eight states answered the call to help feed displaced families and police, fire, National Guard and emergency personnel. The group, headed by Stan Hays (County Line Smokers), Jeff Stith (Big Creek BBQ) and Will Cleaver (Sticks N Chicks BBQ), was able to serve over 120,000 barbecue meals in less than two weeks during the operation in Joplin. Food was served from our location in the community and delivered to shelters, hospitals, senior living communities and the Humane Society. Volunteers also loaded food into vehicles and delivered directly to families in the impacted areas within the tornado’s footprint. The operation was made possible by many businesses who contributed food and supplies and people from across the country who donated cash.
As a result of efforts in Joplin, Operation BBQ Relief was born. The Joplin operation will be used as a model for future disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, floods and other tornados. We are a not-for-profit corporation registered in all fifty states and ready to respond to natural disaster emergencies across the United States."

Operation BBQ Relief is currently serving those in need of help due to Hurricane Sandy and need your help.

Three Dogs BBQ just joined Operation BBQ Relief this past weekend in order to help those who need it most in the future.  If you are a BBQ team or are looking for a good charity to consider donating to, please consider clicking on the icon to the right and either joining if you are a team or donating if you can afford to do so.

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