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Camp OBR – Culinary Education Center

Camp OBR – Culinary Education Center

Earlier this week, we brought you updates on Camp OBR’s bathhouse and cabins. Today, we invite you to take a tour of our Culinary Education Center with our CEO/Co-Founder Stan Hays! Camp OBR is a 190-acre Healing Place on the Lake of the Ozarks built to serve our...

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Camp OBR – Cabins

Camp OBR – Cabins

Yesterday, we brought you on a tour of Camp OBR’s new bathhouse. Today, check out the progress made on our new cabins! We can’t wait to host Military, Veterans, Families of the Fallen, First Responders, and their families at Camp OBR later this year. To learn more,...

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Camp OBR – Bathhouse

Camp OBR – Bathhouse

We had another big week at Camp OBR, a 190-acre healing place at Lake of the Ozarks where our Military, Veterans, Families of the Fallen, and First Responders reconnect, find renewed purpose, and build lasting memories with their families and peers. Take a virtual...

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Camp OBR – Culinary Education Center Update

Camp OBR – Culinary Education Center Update

Join our CEO and Co-Founder Stan Hays on a virtual tour of the new culinary education center at Camp OBR, a 190-acre Healing Place on the Lake of the Ozarks built to serve our Military, Veterans, Families of the Fallen, First Responders, and their families. At this...

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Camp OBR Update – Cabins – January 2024

Camp OBR Update – Cabins – January 2024

Last week we brought you updates from Camp OBR’s culinary center and bathhouse, now let’s take a peek at the cabins with our CEO and Co-Founder Stan Hays! We are so excited to see our vision of Camp OBR become a reality, and can’t wait to host more programs for our...

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Camp OBR Update – January 2024

Camp OBR Update – January 2024

This was a big week for Camp OBR, a 190-acre healing place at Lake of the Ozarks where our Military, Veterans, Families of the Fallen, and First Responders reconnect, find renewed purpose, and build lasting memories with their families and peers. After several weeks...

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Camp OBR 2023 Highlights

Camp OBR 2023 Highlights

2023 was a big year for Camp OBR, our 190-acre retreat on The Lake of the Ozarks where our Military, Veterans, Families of the Fallen, and First Responders reconnect, find solace, and build lasting memories with their families and peers. We hosted our first retreat in...

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The Always Serving Project 2023 Highlights

The Always Serving Project 2023 Highlights

Although best known for our disaster relief efforts, our commitment to serve doesn’t end with disaster response. Through The Always Serving Project, we serve those who have given their lives to service year-round, providing Meals of Gratitude, BBQ Education, and...

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Disaster Relief Highlights 2023

Disaster Relief Highlights 2023

When disaster strikes, our legendary pitmasters and dedicated volunteers from across the country work around the clock to provide hot meals to residents, first responders, and relief workers. This year our disaster response team provided 398,530 meals. We also served...

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Camp OBR Update – December 2023

Camp OBR Update – December 2023

Excitement is in the air and lots of progress is being made at Camp OBR, Operation BBQ Relief’s 190-acre retreat built for Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. Hear more from our CEO and Co-Founder Stan Hays below, and visit our website at...

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Clarksville, Tennessee Deployment

Clarksville, Tennessee Deployment

On December 9, 2023, severe storms hit Middle Tennessee spawning seven tornadoes, including an EF3 that hit Clarksville, Tenn. This tornado caused 62 injuries and four fatalities, and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. Within 24 hours, Operation BBQ Relief was on...

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Thanksgiving 2023

Thanksgiving 2023

This Thanksgiving, dedicated Operation BBQ Relief volunteers in North Carolina and Tennessee hosted two Days of Giving events bringing hot meals to nearly 4,000 people! In Hickory, N.C. Scott Jarett, his team, and Hickory Soup Kitchen provided Thanksgiving meals for...

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Veterans Day 2023

Veterans Day 2023

In November 2023, Operation BBQ Relief provided 4,850 hot meals to Veterans and Military Service Members across 12 states in honor of Veterans Day! Thanks so much to all of our volunteers and community partners who made these events possible. We were honored to give...

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Camp OBR Update – November 2023

Camp OBR Update – November 2023

Excitement is in the air and lots of progress is being made at Camp OBR, Operation BBQ Relief’s 190-acre retreat built for Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. Hear more from our CEO and Co-Founder Stan Hays below, and visit our website at...

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Camp OBR Update – October 2023

Camp OBR Update – October 2023

Fall is here, the leaves are changing, and a ton of progress is being made at our beautiful Camp OBR, Operation BBQ Relief’s 190-acre retreat built for Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their families.

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Camp OBR – A Dream Realized

Camp OBR – A Dream Realized

Introducing Camp OBR: A Dream Realized For nine years, we’ve held a vision close to our hearts of a healing place, and now it has become a reality. In July of 2023 Camp OBR proudly held its inaugural retreat for Fathers, Sons, and Husbands of fallen military service...

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Camp OBR – July 2023

Camp OBR – July 2023

We are proud to host our first event at Camp OBR, our 190-acre retreat built to serve members of the military, veterans, first responders, and their families. Eleven fathers, sons, brothers, and husbands of fallen military service members from Tuesday's Children will...

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Camp OBR – February 2023

Camp OBR – February 2023

Operation BBQ Relief thanks Tempur-Pedic USA for the donation of mattresses for Camp OBR. We appreciate the generous support to serve members of the military, veterans, first responders, and their families.

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Operation BBQ Relief 2011-2022

Operation BBQ Relief 2011-2022

Operation BBQ Relief Co-Founders Stan Hays and Will Cleaver highlight what inspired them to start the organization in 2011 and the impact across the country today.

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