Linwood, Kansas (Tornado) / 2,000 Meals Over 2 Days

On the evening of May 28, 2019, a mile-wide EF-4 tornado ripped through Douglas and Leavenworth counties in Kansas, packing winds of up to 170 mph. Luckily there were only 18 reported injuries, but numerous homes were damaged or destroyed…Linwood, Kansas, being hardest hit.

Once the area was deemed safe, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers descended upon Linwood to connect, inspire, serve, and feed those in need. From June 1-2, we helped ensure that those impacted didn’t have to worry about where their next meal would come from. To that end, we provided the one hot meal that mattered 2000 times!