Chetek, Wisconsin (Tornado) / 1,000 Meals Over 1 Day

On May 16, 2017, a single EF-3 tornado spent an hour and a half tearing through 83 miles of northwest Wisconsin from southeast Polk County to southwest Price County. Much of that part of the state is sparsley populated, but Chetek, a community of just over 2000 people in Barron County, was hit the hardest with damage.

The communities comprising the 4 impacted counties were largely able to take care of their own. But on May 21 st , our volunteers provided compassion, hope, and friendship, plus some pretty tasty hot BBQ meals, to folks spending the weekend trying to pick up the pieces.

Operation BBQ Relief was able to provide the one meal that mattered 1000 times to impacted residents, volunteers, and first responders!