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    Operation BBQ Relief posted this on their Facebook page today...

    Today we served 18,250 Hot BBQ Meals and that brings us to a total of 105,550 Hot BBQ Meals since we've been in Florida. Hurricane Irma came in with a fury and left a trail of destruction. Our volunteers and corporate partners have been nothing short of miraculous. They have braved sweltering temperatures, moving targets for meals and locations, lack of sleep, lack of fuel and real temporary sleeping arrangements. While this has been a difficult deployment physically, our BBQ family continues to show the world what is possible with some grit and determination.


    Today, we are taking our last orders to be picked up tomorrow. We have 18,500 hot BBQ meals on the books for tomorrow. The community is coming back online and the long-term feeding solutions are set up. Our equipment and our people need a break. We pray that Mother Nature takes a break as our country needs it. Thank Q to all the people who have given everything they have got when people have lost everything they had to lose!
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    Very impressive.

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    After 26 days of providing BBQ meals to those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Operation BBQ Relief is winding down their most recent deployment. Thank you to all who have given of themselves to this great volunteer effort !

    OBR posted this video on their Facebook page.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...782700851&_rdr
    KCBS, SCA, Operation BBQ Relief

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    Operation BBQ Relief posted this on their Facebook page late last evening...

    After 26 days of being deployment and on the road we will serve our last meals today in SW Florida. The power is coming back on. Local restaurants and business have opened their doors to help in their communities. This has always been our signal. It is time for us to demobilize and let the community start healing themselves. As a small non-profit, we are a stop gap. We fill the void between the time a disaster happens and the time the larger organizations, churches, civic groups and local businesses get on the ground working for a long term solution to the community needs. On behalf of the hundreds of OBR volunteers that have helped in Florida we are grateful for the opportunity to help those in need and first responders!


    We leave after 9 days of serving 126,400 Hot BBQ Meals in Central and Southwest Florida as well as the Florida Keys. Thank you to our amazing volunteers that came in from all around the US to help make this happen. There was amazing community help and support in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. We did not do what we did on our own. There were approximately 450 churches, civic groups, fire departments, police departments and the like that we worked with to distribute our Hot BBQ Meals. The number of volunteers and where they came from was overwhelming. In the end, we served 498,100 Hot BBQ Meals in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma. It's time to rest.
    KCBS, SCA, Operation BBQ Relief

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    In the end, we served 498,100 Hot BBQ Meals in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma. It's time to rest.

    I would say so! I couldn't even imagine how hard that is. Nothing but kudos to those fine folks.

    Tim
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