Deployment Status: To all Texas Pitmasters, especially those in South Texas. Operation BBQ Relief is looking for volunteers for a 1 day BBQ event on July 18, in McAllen, TX. We will be assisting Mercury One Foundation in feeding the children that are being housed in McAllen. Mercury One will be the sponsor of the event, and this will be a fundraiser for OBR, as they will be covering all costs associated with feeding the kids, and making a donation to OBR for preparing and serving the meals. For the most updated information please go to our Facebook page . https://www.facebook.com/OperationBBQRelief to register to volunteer please goto http://volunteerobr.com/volunteer-needs/

Mayflower, AR

Tornado Damage in Mayflower, Arkansas

WHAT HAPPENED?
Early on April 27, 2014, a cold front from the Rocky Mountains descended on the Plains, fueling intense thunderstorms that spun out a powerful tornado. Beginning at 7 p.m., the twister cut a swath of destruction through the small towns of Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas. Sixteen people were killed and 400 to 500 homes were destroyed. The tornado left a 41-mile (66 kilometer) trail of destruction. It was classified with an EF4 rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning it had winds that were between 267-322 kilometers (166-200 miles) per hour.

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Corporate Involvement: 
Big Poppa Smokers
Ole Hickory Pits
AmeriGas
Gordon Food Service
17th Street BBQ

OBR Participants:
John Wheeler, Paul Peterson, Alex Knight

BBQ Teams involved included:

We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and businesses who help make OBR happen.  If you or your company is not listed, please let us know so we can add you to the list.  Email us at  info@operationbbqrelief.org