01 May 2011

BBQ Skillet Brigade for Tornado Victims


This Friday (May 6), Rob and some friends and members of the BBQ team will be heading to Phil Campbell, Alabama - a small town of only about 1000 residents that was devastated by the tornadoes. The town has not received as much coverage as the bigger areas understandably, but it lost 30 of its residents - which is nearly 10% of the total number of lives lost in the storm across the South (currently reported).

We will be meeting up with the pastor of a local church in the area to serve lunch to 300 affected residents and volunteers. Additionally, the guys will be loading the trailer with pallets of water and supplies to deliver to those in need in the area.

>>Will you consider pitching in a little money or buying some supplies to send with them?

- Donations: we're buying cases of pork butts, buns, chips and bottles of water for the lunch, pallets of water by the gallon (a requested need from the church), and baby supplies
- Supplies: diapers (in all sizes), baby wipes and manual can openers
**Update: we will be checking in on Wednesday night to see if there are additional needs**

**To pitch in, send an e-mail to Rob **

images of Phil Campbell, AL from WAAYTV.com Huntsville Television

NOTE: This is a GRASSROOTS effort - not affiliated with any non-profit organization or anything. Donations are not tax-deductible. To connect with volunteer organizations or find a place to make a tax-deductible contribution to the tornado relief, we recommend contacting the Alabama Statewide 2-1-1 Volunteer Call Center at Toll Free 1-888-421-1266.

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