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Kirkland and Fairdale Illinois (Tornado) 5,700 Meals over 2 Days

An EF4 "Wedge" tornado (multiple vortex) that was up to 1/2 mile and stayed on the ground for 52 miles touched down in Rochelle, about 75 miles west of Chicago Thursday evening at about 6:45 p.m., and then moved on to Fairdale, 25 miles northeast, just south of Rockford, leaving m
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From the Heart – Feb 2015

HONE YOU SKILLS, LEARN SOME NEW AND HELP OBR!   Everyone needs Friends and BBQ Friends are awesome but the Friends of OBR group is the best! The Friends of OBR Group is holding their second annual Friends of OBR 2015 BBQ Expo, and it is all a benefit for Operation BBQ Relie
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Washington Illinois (Tornado) 25,600 Meals over 6 Days

WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling said it may go down as one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in decades. “It appears the storm may have produced the most powerful Illinois November tornado on record outside of St. Louis (and possibly elsewhere) and may be on
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Pilger Nebraska (Twin Tornados) 6,800 Meals over 4 Days

Rare twin tornadoes raked across northeast Nebraska. They were part of an outbreak of twisters that virtually wiped Pilger off the land and left a path of death and destruction. The 60-mile swath stretched from near Stant
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Tupelo, Mississippi (Tornado) 6,025 Meals over 4 Days

Corporate Involvement:  Big Poppa Smokers Ole Hickory Pits
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Louisville Mississippi (Tornado) 11,050 Meals over 5 Days

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

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 t
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Message from the Board

We are off to a busy start in 2014. It is hard to believe the first quarter of the year is over. We have had a very busy winter working to improve our disaster response processes, fixing and improving our trailers and other equipment, along with fundraising, speaking engagements, expo
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