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

The EF-3 tornado left a path seven miles long and nearly half a mile wide. It left large amounts of destruction, but fortunately, there were no deaths or serious injuries attributed to the storm.

The tornado hit at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and by 3 p.m. on Friday, OBR volunteers were setting up and preparing to get meals out. The three day operation totaled 2300 meals served to tornado victims, volunteers and emergency response personnel.


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

OBR Participants:

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

BBQ Teams involved included:

Slowburn Catering, Full Metal BBQ, IBQ’n, Rubbed, Sauced and Smoked, Bavarian Smoke, Scotts Pig Roast

We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and businesses who help make OBR happen.  If you or your company is not listed, please let us know so we can add you to the list.  Email us at