Dexter, Michigan (Tornado) / 2,300 Meals Over 3 Days

Mar 12, 2012 | Deployments

On March 15, 2012, an EF3 tornado left a path of destruction seven miles long and nearly half a mile wide in Washtenaw County. 100 homes were damaged and destroyed, and the tornado resulted in fires and flooding across the county. While the damage was extensive, there were fortunately no deaths or serious injuries resulting from the storm. Operation BBQ Relief volunteers served meals to tornado victims, volunteers, and emergency response personnel.

Steve Coddington, Steven Fennelly, Tom Earl, Bruce Bissonnette, Mike Terry, Kenn Earl, Mark McPherson, Rich Parker, Jim Mobley, Dick Bourdow, Mike Mather, Genise Davis, Bruce Mcenroe, Scott Fischer, Jason & Kerri Winne

Corporate Support:
LaFontaine Chevrolet, Busch’s supermarket, Sysco in Canton, Sam’s Club in Ypsilanti, Costco, Meijer in Dexter, Great Harvest Bakery, Country Market, Lockharts BBQ in Royal Oak

BBQ Teams:
Slowburn Catering, Full Metal BBQ, IBQ’n, Rubbed, Sauced and Smoked, Bavarian Smoke, Scott’s Pig Roast


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Operation BBQ Relief relies solely on volunteers like you. Whether you are a competition BBQ team, caterer, restaurateur or simply an individual or group wanting to help when disaster strikes, we want you to be a part of this rewarding experience in helping people.