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From the Heart – July 2021

From the Heart – July 2021

From the Heart July 2021Message from the Co-Founders Operation BBQ Relief has been busy preparing for future deployments. Our team recently held a mock deployment in partnership with The Salvation Army in Dallas, Texas. The mock deployment prepared staff and...

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Human Resources and Accounting Administrative Specialist

Human Resources and Accounting Administrative Specialist

We are pleased to announce Carrie Cramer as the Human Resources and Accounting Administrative Specialist at Operation BBQ Relief. With her extensive office management and accounting experience as well as ability to wear multiple hats, Carrie will be a valuable...

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New Leadership at Operation BBQ Relief

New Leadership at Operation BBQ Relief

Head of Field Operations Joey Rusek has been promoted to Head of Field Operations.  Joey has played an integral role during the past two months as we launched the Operation Restaurant Relief program throughout the country.  Joey has been the point of contact for all...

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New Head of Volunteer Services

New Head of Volunteer Services

Operation BBQ Relief is pleased to announce Brian Polak as the new Head of Volunteer Services, effective February 22, 2020.  Brian’s responsibilities include developing and managing all aspects of volunteer engagement and coordination, including strategies to...

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OBR Organizational Changes

OBR Organizational Changes

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Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference

Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference

[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What an amazing few days in Florida as we attended the Governor's Hurricane Conference. We had a great showing with our volunteer...

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Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Awards

Thank you to all of our volunteers who attended the first annual volunteer banquet.  We truly hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  And a huge thank you to all of you who worked behind the scenes to make everything happen.  It was a weekend to remember!  A huge...

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Signal Hill with Stan Hays Interview

Signal Hill with Stan Hays Interview

Stan Hays is the Co-Founder of Operation BBQ Relief. Named one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2017, he and his team of volunteers have served more than one million meals for victims and first responders of natural disasters such as the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri;...

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Stan Hays Named in Top 10 CNN Heroes

Stan Hays Named in Top 10 CNN Heroes

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Mobile Application Launch

Operation BBQ Relief on your Phone or Tablet Over the past few deployments and fundraising and awareness events, you have seen multiple ways we've asked you to register. We've streamlined the process with our Volunteer Application.  The App is compliant with IOS...

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Did You Know? Statistics

Did You Know? Statistics

Since May 2011, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers have been deployed for 220 days, to 40 disasters in 22 states and have served 1,200,474 hot BBQ meals to those in need. To serve almost 1.2 million meals it takes approximately: 515,000 pounds of raw pork 65,000 number...

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2016 Year in Review

7 Disasters in 6 States In 2016, Operation BBQ Relief deployed to 7 disasters in 6 states.  Approximately 536,874 meals were served over 45 days.  The first deployment of the year in January was in response to flooding in St. Louis. In March, OBR deployed to Louisiana...

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