Entries by OBR

Louisville, Mississippi (Tornado) / 11,060 Meals over 5 Days

On Monday, April 28 an EF-4 tornado struck Winston County, cutting a swath of destruction through the county and into parts of the city of Louisville. Corporate Involvement:  Big Poppa Smokers Ole Hickory Pits AmeriGas Gordon Food Service 17th Street BBQ BBQ Teams involved included: We apologize if you or your company is not listed. […]

Mayflower, Arkansas (Tornado) / 23,400 Meals over 7 Days

The April 27–28, 2014, tornado outbreak struck areas across the lower midwest and southeast. A total of 66 confirmed tornados (two of which were rated EF-4) hit during this two-day period. Most in need of our support were the cities of Mayflower, AR, Tupelo, MS, and Louisville, MS. On the evening of April 27, 2014, […]

Washington, Illinois (Tornado) / 25,600 Meals over 6 Days

On November 17th, 2013, multiple tornadoes tore through Illinois causing widespread power outages and structural damage that affected thousands of people. One of the two EF-4 tornadoes ripped directly through Washington, IL. Our volunteers set up site in Washington on the 19th and were able to send out 1,300 meals that first day, including taking […]

Longmont, Colorado (Flooding) / 11,150 Meals over 6 Days

Around September 11th, clouds and heavy rain had started to roll in along Colorado Front Range, a 130 mile long area along the eastern slope of the Rockies stretching from Fort Collins south past Denver & Colorado Springs. In a three day period, 9-1/2 inches of rain fell on Boulder, a city that usually receives […]

Moore, Oklahoma (Tornado) / 143,000 Meals over 12 Days

On May 20, 2013, an EF-5 tornado struck Moore, OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The tornado was part of a massive weather system that had produced thunderstorms and smaller tornadoes over previous days. The tornado touched down just before 3:00 p.m. CDT, crossing through a heavily populated area of Moore over a 17-mile path […]

West, Texas (Explosion) / 16,000 Meals over 8 Days

On April 17, 2013, a massive explosion and fire occurred at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West, Texas. Fifteen people were killed, more than 160 were injured, and more than 150 buildings were destroyed or damaged. Operation BBQ Relief volunteers arrived April 18th, setting up and even serving 500 meals that same […]

Adairsville, Georgia (Tornado) / 5,000 Meals over 3 Days

A team of meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, surveyed the damage caused by a supercell thunderstorm that tracked across northwest Bartow and central Gordon counties from approximately 11:15 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The tornado was rated at the high end of EF-3 with an estimated […]

Louisiana and Mississippi / (Hurricane Isaac) / 55,000 Meals over 11 Days

Via Reuters: Hurricane Isaac has caused up to $1 billion in economic losses for offshore energy properties and up to $1.5 billion in insured losses onshore in Louisiana and neighboring states, disaster modeler Eqecat said on Wednesday. Within days, OBR volunteers from neighboring states were on the scene setting up in St. Bernard Parish and […]

Colorado Springs, Colorado (Fire) / 1,700 Meals over 3 Days

The Waldo Canyon Fire was a forest fire that started approximately four miles northwest of Colorado Springs on June 23, 2012, and one mile from a western neighborhood. It was declared 100% contained on July 10, 2012, after no smoke plumes were visible on a small portion of the containment line on Blodgett Peak. The […]