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From the Heart – June 2019

Linwood, Kansas (Tornado) / 2,000 Meals Over 2 Days

The tornado that ripped through Linwood, Kansas was an EF4 storm with maximum winds of 170 mph. It was on the ground for more than 31 miles and had a maximum width of one mile. At least a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed in Linwood, Kansas and at least 18 injuries were reported in Douglas County.

Dayton, Ohio (Tornado) / 15,172 Meals Over 6 Days

A severe storm system including tornadoes hit the Dayton, Ohio, area late evening on May 27. The National Weather Service confirmed a “large and dangerous” tornado on the ground near the Dayton suburb of Trotwood in Montgomery County just after 11 p.m. The weather service issued 36 tornado warnings overnight that night across the region. About 68,000 households and businesses in the state were without power.

Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference

From the Heart – May 2019

Franklin, Texas (Tornado) / 1,960 Meals Over 3 Days

An EF-3 tornado caused severe damage to Franklin and Alto Texas. OBR worked with Emergency Management and the Salvation Army to serve meals to those affectedin both Franklin and Alto.

From the Heart – April 2019

Freeport, Illinois (Flood) / 3,681 Meals Over 4 Days

Heavy rain and quick snow melt atop still-frozen ground forced runoff into rivers and creeks across the Midwest during the second week of March. Historic flooding along the east bank of the Pecatonica River (cresting at 16.45′, the highest level since 1975) forced residents from their homes.

Fremont, Nebraska (Flood) / 15,830 Meals Over 18 Days

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding. In Nebraska, flood records have been shattered in 17 places.

Volunteer Awards

Thank you to all of our volunteers who attended the first annual volunteer banquet.  We truly hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  And a huge thank you to all of you who worked behind the scenes to make everything happen.  It was a weekend to remember!  A huge congratulations goes to the following volunteers who were this year’s recipients.

The Rod Cramer Volunteer of the Year Award – Laurie Polak
The Leadership Award – Joey Rusek
The Heart Award – David Keith
The Que’ Comer Award – Cheryl McDonald
The Road Warrior Award – Michael Moore
The Innovation Award – Paul Carnell
The Motivation Award – Leigh Carnell