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Monday, May 27, 2013

Operation BBQ Relief in Oklahoma

As soon as the devastating tornado hit Moore Oklahoma, Operation BBQ Relief jumped into action.  The kind volunteers of Operation BBQ Relief work in shifts gathering food, supplies and equipment to cook and serve thousands of hot meals a day to victims of the disaster...emergency personnel,  fire fighters, police officers, rescue workers.... anyone who is in need or impacted by the storm. They do this out of the goodness of their hearts.

I have helped clean up after tornadoes. The devastation is unbelievable. You help the family with what ever is needed. Gather recognizable items if they are salvageable, clean up larger pieces blocking your way. Then you get down to the broken glass, small shards of wood, I can't describe the debris... it's mind blowing.
One thing about cleaning up after a tornado, you work for hours, not thinking of yourself.  Just thinking of what needs to be done. It's easy to work for hours or days without remembering to rest or eat.
If it weren't for the folks at Operation BBQ Relief, I'm sure that many of the storm victims and rescue workers would do the same... not stop or think about refueling.

Operation BBQ Relief is in need of support. Whether you can spare time, food, supplies or money, it is needed and appreciated.  Here is a link to their site explaining more.
Operation BBQ Relief

I'm amazed at the number of volunteers who have dropped what they are doing to help the people of Oklahoma.  My Smoking Pal Sterling from Big Poppa Smokers has headed to Oklahoma with members of his smoking team, cookers and equipment to help with the project.
It's heart warming to see so many from around the country come together to do what they can to help.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Moore.


Ohiofarmgirl said...

WOW! posting this on fb right now.. hope you get some support. great work!

Three Dogs BBQ said...

Jeannie, this is a good organization. Our BBQ team has signed up to volunteer in the future for those in need in the surrounding states. I hope to never have to help out, but, if needed, we will be ready.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Ohiofarmgirl!! Much appreciated!! :)

cowgirl said...

Bill that is great!! Hat's off to you for helping out! :)

Ole Smokey said...

I figgered that's where you were. You are a good person.

Mrs. JP said...

Saw a great idea and posted it on my facebook page as well. Thanks for letting us know. Also, so thankful you are okay.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Ole Smokey... I'm home.
Hope posting this helps the BBQ Relief folks get the help that they need. They do so much good for people in need.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mrs JP! I appreciate you posting this on fb.. the more people who know the better.
Hope you are having a great spring. :)