From the Heart – March 2023

Mar 27, 2023 | Newsletters

From the Heart

March 2023

Message from the Co-Founders

Operation BBQ Relief is preparing for storm season and upcoming events for The Always Serving Project and development. We are actively recruiting new volunteers. If you love BBQ and love people, please download our App and invite others to do the same.

We are making great progress at Camp OBR. Follow our social media pages at @opbbqrelief to see the most current updates.

We look forward to the 3rd Annual Celebrity BBQ Academy and Golf Classic in Kansas City on May 22, 2023! We encourage you to sign up to participate in the event –

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and supporters. We appreciate the generosity as we continue to share the healing power of BBQ with communities throughout the country.

Much respect,

Stan Hays, CEO
Will Cleaver, CPO and Head of Finance

The Always Serving Project®

Operation BBQ Relief hosted Days of Giving on Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach on St. Patrick’s Day. It was a beautiful day to serve the one hot meal that matters. We are grateful to be joined by many volunteers and supporters including the Mayor of Sanibel Island Holly Smith.

Camp OBR

Progress is being made at Camp OBR.  The Operation BBQ Relief team installed additional cabins.  Visit our website to learn more and see how you can help!

Disaster Response

What does the Volunteer Check In Lead do?
Operation BBQ Relief volunteer Ann Birks highlights the role of the Volunteer Check In Lead.

Interested in being a volunteer? Sign up on the Operation BBQ Relief App or at

Questions? Email

2023 Celebrity BBQ Academy & Golf Classic

3rd Annual Celebrity BBQ Academy and Golf Classic

Join us for an incredible event with wonderful celebrity supporters and delicious food!

We have sold out during the past two years! Reserve your team today!


Help share the healing power of BBQ!
Make new friends! Register to volunteer on the Operation BBQ Relief App
or sign-up at


Order your St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt by March 3rd for delivery by St. Patrick’s Day!
Shipping and handling included.

Operation BBQ Relief thanks Carhartt. During disaster deployment or providing meals through The Always Serving Project®, we can always count on the support from Carhartt.  Thank you for helping to provide the one hot meal that matters!

Corporate Supporters



Join the #iamOBR movement with a tax deductible monthly contribution where you can select donation options to help support Operation BBQ Relief.


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.