Longmont, Colorado (Flooding) / 11,150 Meals Over 6 Days

Sep 13, 2013 | Deployments

On September 11, 2013, clouds and heavy rain began to impact the Colorado Front Range. Over a three day period, 9.5 inches of rain fell on the city of Boulder. The resulting runoff caused floods that affected a 4,500 square-mile area, left thousands of people without homes, and resulted in the deaths of at least 10 individuals. Operation BBQ Relief volunteers from the surrounding area established a command center in the town of Longmont. Operation BBQ Relief volunteer Scott Nix of Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ was one of the first on the scene along with members of the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association. Volunteers were able to provide BBQ to people who had not had a hot meal in several days and were able to provide food for local groups to cook throughout the following week.

Steve Nix, Steven Marrs, Todd Jilbet, Ken King, Dave Stout, Beth Lenz, Mark Lenz, Laura Jay, Michael Ulrich, Nick Walmer, Craig Darnell, Bill Maes, Larry Pitzer, Mark Shook, Mark Strachan, Chuck Marting, Jay Wolf, Keith Segura, Mike Bratton, Jason Ganahl, LifeBridge Church volunteers

Corporate Support:
Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ, Cargill, CitiImpact Missions, Huwa Reserve Natural Beef, Emerald Bakeries, Fruita Wood Chunks, Ruff’s BBQ Shoppe, ACE Hardware of Highlands Ranch, Ole Hickory Pits, Famous Dave’s BBQ of Ft. Collins, Breckenridge Brewery, Golden Toad

BBQ Teams:
Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ, The Denver Cajun BBQ Krewe, Golden Toad, Peace Pit BBQ, Pig Floyd, Stars & Stripes BBQ, Rib-It, Patriots BBQ, Bossman BBQ, GQue, Lizzie Q, Wolfy and the Hog Heaters, Pig Love BBQ


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