We are sharing this on behalf of Operation BBQ Relief, an amazing organization that responds to natural disasters and other situations to help feed displaced residents and emergency personnel.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Saturday morning just east of Corpus Christi as a Category 4 Hurricane. The last Category 4 to make landfall in the US was in 2004 and the first Category 4 in Texas since 1961. Over the next several days the flooding could be devastating as Harvey is already stalling early this morning near Victoria, TX where that area could get 30 inches of rain.
OBR Teams from Memphis, Kansas City, Shreveport, and Austin will be loading supplies and preparing trailers to respond to the needs created from Harvey. We will be leaving these locations on Sunday heading to Texas and staging near Austin until we have a location and it is safe for our teams to proceed. We do not know what the need will be, but we are prepared to serve 10,000+ hot bbq meals a day.
We could use your help. This will be a major deployment for us potentially lasting a couple of weeks. Here are 3 things we need
1) We will need donations both monetary as well as product. Here is a small list of products we will need once we get into location:
- Protein (Pork butt, pork loin, turkey, etc.)
- Bread (buns and loaves)
- #10 cans of corn and green beans
2) We will need volunteers once it is safe for an extended period 7-14 days. We are asking volunteers to register on our website or download our new OBR Volunteer App that can be downloaded for iPhone from iTunes and Android from Google Play. <Volunteer App Link>
3)Lastly, share our social media with your followers. We are posting primarily on FB but have Twitter and Instagram that we use as well.
We will keep you updated on our status as we deploy to Texas.