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From the Heart – October 2020

Orange Beach, Alabama (Hurricane) / 63,655 Meals Over 7 Days

On September 16, Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama. There was widespread wind damage, storm surge flooding, and over 20 inches of rainfall.

Cantonment, Florida (Hurricane) / 500 Meals Over 1 Days

Hurricane Sally was a very destructive Atlantic hurricane. Heavy rainfall and storm surge flooding caused major damage.

From the Heart – September 2020

Beaumont, Texas / 7,836 Meals Over 6 Day

Operation BBQ Relief served those who served us in Beaumont, TX following Hurricane Laura.  Our team cooked delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner for members of the  U.S. Army and EMS.

Lake Charles, Louisiana (Hurricane) / 379,591 Meals Over 21 Days

Hurricane Laura was a deadly and damaging Category 4 hurricane, that tied the 1856 Last Island hurricane as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in Louisiana. Early on August 27, Laura made landfall near peak intensity. This was the tenth-strongest U.S. hurricane landfall by windspeed on record. The storm caused the deaths of at least 42 people in the U.S. and inflicted an estimated $10 billion in damages.

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From the Heart – August 2020

Human Resources and Accounting Administrative Specialist

We are pleased to announce Carrie Cramer as the Human Resources and Accounting Administrative Specialist at Operation BBQ Relief. With her extensive office management and accounting experience as well as ability to wear multiple hats, Carrie will be a valuable addition to Operation BBQ Relief. She is excited for this opportunity to be a part of Operation BBQ Relief as we continue to provide the healing power of BBQ to the community. Her most recent position as Church Administrator for Rainbow Mennonite Church, as well as the years spent with Process Resource Group, Inc. provided her valuable, relevant experience when it comes to office administration.  She is well versed in maintaining accounting records for several business and processing payroll and timely tax filings. Carrie’s experiences have taught her the importance of staying flexible with plans and to adapt to any situations that may arise at Operation BBQ Relief.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Derecho) / 70,360 Meals Over 10 Days

On August 10, a derecho, a violent thunderstorm complex with winds over 100 mph, devastated scores of communities in Iowa. Cedar Rapids, a city of more than 130,000 people, was among the hardest-hit areas.

From the Heart – July 2020