CNN Heroes


Help Operation BBQ Relief win $100,000.00 from CNN!   CNN and CNN Heroes have selected 10 well deserving people and charities. It is awesome that Operation BBQ Relief is part of this amazing group! Please take the time to vote! You can vote 30 times per day everyday now through 12/12/2017.   You may not be able to donate, but please take a few minutes each day to vote for Operation BBQ Relief / Stan Hays.   Your votes will help us win the CNN Hero Award for 2017 and with that we ensure our ability to provide even more Hot BBQ Meals.

VOTE for Stan Hays!

You may vote TEN TIMES a day, EVERY day by each of these THREE methods:

  1. Using your email address
  2. Using your Facebook ID
  3. Through Facebook Messenger (click ‘Message Us’)

To vote with both an email address and Facebook ID, you’ll need to log off and start the voting process again, using the alternate method.


Operation BBQ Relief provides meals to displaced residents and emergency personnel during times of natural and other disasters. Learn more about OBR.


Operation BBQ Relief is possible because of our wonderful volunteers.  Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer and see how you can make a difference.


Operation BBQ Relief is a 501.c.3 Disaster Relief Organization.  Make a one time donation or commit to a monthly recurring donation of any amount of your choosing. Every $20 donated helps to provide 20 meals during a disaster. Make a donation now.

OBR Impact Since May 2011


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There are many ways to volunteer for Operation BBQ Relief.

We need volunteers throughout the year in many different areas, including Deployments, Warehouse, Fundraising, Marketing, Management, Clerical, and more.

To Register as a Volunteer Click Here

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  • Deployment Volunteers

    Our largest group of volunteers, Deployment Volunteers are on site when Operation BBQ Relief is responding to an event.

  • Warehouse Volunteers

    Warehouse volunteers help at our warehouse, managing and organizing inventory and supplies.

  • State Leads

    State leads coordinate volunteers within their state for OBR Deployments.

  • Other Ways to Volunteer

    There are other ways to volunteer for OBR, including Fundraising, Marketing, helping at OBR events and more.

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