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Charity drive

henapplehenapple Posts: 13,282
http://www.operationbbqrelief.org/ I hope I haven't over stepped my bounds, but... After we discussed giving over the past few days it looked like we were going in 7 different directions. I humbly propose we start with the operation bbq relief. It's an outstanding group and cause. They provide a great service to victims in very trying times.

I reached out to Jeff Smith of Big Creek Bbq. One of the founders and director of media and advertising. He is looking into us making personal donations with our forum being a tag do we can get a total of our contributions.

100% of donations go directly into the cause. No salaries are taken. Around 75% goes directly to providing meals for storm victims and 25% to things like tents, equipment upkeep, advertising, etc.. They have received awards for their being an above board charity.

Please visit their website and Google articles about their history and projects. If anyone has reservation about choosing this group please comment or pm me.

Without goals we have nothing to aim at. I'm over the top on everything I do but I'm thinking a 2 month drive, starting when I hear from Jeff and we get "our" fund arranged. I still don't have a clear number on our members but think $15-$20k is possible. 300 people at $60 per is $18k which will feed a large number of storm victims. That's $1 a day for a few months. I realize some can give more and some less... And some will give more and some less. That information will be private. I will be in no way involved other than being in touch with OBR and keeping our folks updated.

If a member of the original forum would like to present this idea to them that would be great although I don't feel a "giving competition" would be productive. You could also arrange donations at your place of employment, church, neighborhood, etc..

Again, I want to reiterate... Your donation will be directly to OBR, tax deductible, private and only be tallied so we know if we hit our goal.

We are blessed to be a blessing and I would say we're pretty darn blessed. Put yourself and family in the shoes of these victims and it'll be easy to get involved. We can sign up to volunteer in person.

Sincerely,

Tony

Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,623
    Nice work Tony!  I think this is a great way to get it moving.  Count me in. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    I am in. Details please. I have heard good stuff about them.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,716
    I'm in
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,282
    I forgot one thing. Possibly reaching out to the Mothership, lump companies, accessories product companies, etc...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,716
    Here is some down the road thinking.....


    If this thing takes off like the group buy, someone should contact some kind of media. Perhaps a well placed story of eggers giving to the charity could be used as some good press for the charity. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,716
    Also, I'm sure the mothership would love to be in the story as having matched a certain portion of our donations. Just saying. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • RV10FlyerRV10Flyer Posts: 135

    Sounds good, I'm in.


    North Texas

    XL BGE

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  • Count me in.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,042
    Let's do it!

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    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,282
    It'd be cool if the Mothership would donate several xxlbge...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,915
    You know I'm in! I think it's a great place to start!!
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,282
    Heard back from Jeff. They should have us set up next week... And they do take credit card donations online.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 293
    Great idea with with "Operationbbqrelief". Count me in. Thanks Henapple for your efforts on this!
    George
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blue Ridge, Ga.
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  • blueinatlblueinatl Posts: 93
    Great idea, I'm in!
    Peachtree Corners, GA. Large BGE
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,053
    henapple said:
    I forgot one thing. Possibly reaching out to the Mothership, lump companies, accessories product companies, etc...


    Happy to help......I'll send charcoal.  If they use propane, or do not have a way to store charcoal, then a I'll do a monetary contribution.

    I was going to get in touch with them after they got back home and settled from the their Oklahoma trip.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,282


    henapple said:

    I forgot one thing. Possibly reaching out to the Mothership, lump companies, accessories product companies, etc...




    Happy to help......I'll send charcoal.  If they use propane, or do not have a way to store charcoal, then a I'll do a monetary contribution.

    I was going to get in touch with them after they got back home and settled from the their Oklahoma trip.

    Awesome...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,163
    I'm in, might have to split into a couple of different donations each time I get paid, but I'm in.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    am in 

    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,282

    Here is some down the road thinking.....



    If this thing takes off like the group buy, someone should contact some kind of media. Perhaps a well placed story of eggers giving to the charity could be used as some good press for the charity. 
    I wonder if playboy would cover it?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    henapple said:
    Here is some down the road thinking.....


    If this thing takes off like the group buy, someone should contact some kind of media. Perhaps a well placed story of eggers giving to the charity could be used as some good press for the charity. 
    I wonder if playboy would cover it?
    Is it normal for the one that started the thread to derail it  =)) but good question 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,293
    Sounds like a good place to start. I'm in.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    I would be all in!!
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,413
    Count me in
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,847
    Put me in coach.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 989
    I'm in.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • Cuda1965Cuda1965 Posts: 49
    This sounds great! I have already made a donation to them, but could swing another one.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    edited June 2013
    I'm in, best idea on the forum so far. This should count as a Throwdown win for Tony

    So do we just go to their site and donate or do we need to get something set up first?

    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,282
    I'll know something Monday and we'll get it kickstarted... I'm stoked. I'll have a name to tag our donations with.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,716
    Is it Freddy fudpucker?
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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