Hurricane Irma was purely devistating. We had never seen anything like this in our state’s history.
Power has been out everywhere. Minimal communication. We believe we will only learn how devastating this disaster has been, once the water recedes.
We knew there was something we could do. Messages all day on social media expressing their frustrations and losing their patience.
We don’t have a magic wand at BBQ50….but we do have one heck of a cooker! We knew that if there was one thing we could do, we could feed our neighbors. Pulled pork might not be at the top of the food chain, as far as survivalists may see it. It’s definitely BBQ. All we’ve ever known BBQ to be is a handshake..a warm look in the eye..a message that everything is going to be alright.
We met a handful of new Ghost Riders last night. They came as families. They came as singles. They were parents left home alone to take care of their world, while the kids were in a safer place. They were friends we have known forever. We feel, last night, we got to know all of them a little bit better.
We mowed through some pork last night. We even put together a crock pot of fresh green beans to go with our care packages. It was an equally rewarding night.
Today is a day of cooking. We will continue to deliver our BBQ message tonight. Tomorrow, we are partnering with Byron and Angie Bledsoe at C3 Church, with the same message, everything is going to be alright. We will be taking 140 lbs of pork to our friends in Timber Springs. They may not have power until Sunday. If that’s the case, we will continue to cook. We are also looking to see who else we can help.
Thanks to those that have offered a hand. This is why we do what we do.
See you around the smoker…