Signal Hill with Stan Hays Interview

Stan Hays is the Co-Founder of Operation BBQ Relief. Named one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2017, he and his team of volunteers have served more than one million meals for victims and first responders of natural disasters such as the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri; Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas and most recently, the California wildfires. Nick Vasos chats with Stan about what inspired him to start the nonprofit, how he is able to serve to the masses and his BBQ influences including a unique flavor… Alabama white sauce.

Listen to the interview here.

Montrose, Pennsylvania (Flood) / 1,950 Meals Over 3 Days

Multiple days of heavy rain caused flash flooding Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Redding, CA (Fire) / 20,553 Meals Over 9 Days

The Carr fire began on July 23, and burned more than 218,000 acres.  It caused evacuations of over 36,000 people in the surrounding communities.

Moro, Oregon (Fire) / 2,000 Meals Over 3 Days

The Substation fire burned approximately 80,000 acres.

Eureka, Kansas (Tornado) / 1,505 Meals Over 2 Days

On Tuesday evening, a tornado ripped through the small town of Eureka, KS for a second time in less than two years. By Wednesday afternoon, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers were on the ground preparing hot BBQ meals for those affected and the first responders helping in the community. The first meals were served within 18 hours of touchdown. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who were able to respond in record time to help those in need.

Jacksonville | Southside, Alabama (Tornado) / 1,875 Meals Over 4 Days

On March 19, 2018, an EF-3 tornado hit Jacksonville, Alabama, bringing with it winds around 140 mph.

Thank You to Yoder Smokers

Thank you to Yoder Smokers for their generous donation of smokers to OBR!

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Aurora, Indiana (Flooding) / 500 Meals over 1 Day

Heavy rains caused Ohio River flooding in Aurora, Indiana.

Malden, Missouri (Tornado) / 300 Meals over 1 Day

An EF2 tornado damaged over 60 homes in Malden, Missouri.

Digital Marketing and Communications Intern

Description

This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring communication majors and social activists! Operation BBQ Relief is a non-profit disaster relief organization that provides hot BBQ meals to those affected by disasters and the first responders helping those communities. In 2017, we were recognized by CNN Heroes as one of the top 10 finalist for Hero of the Year. We are looking to grow our social media team. College students that have a passion to serve in the non-profit world, are creative and want to use their skills in social media to make a difference are perfect candidates for this position.

This summer internship will run (June-August), requiring approximately 10 hours per week with flexible hours. We would prefer the person be in the Kansas City metro area, but for the right candidate, we will consider virtual. For the right person, this could become a paid position.

Responsibilities

The Intern will help create content for our daily/weekly social media calendar; utilizing collateral including, but not limited to: searching our photo/video library for compelling content to include in posts while also using their creativity and skills to find ways to engage our followers.

Requirements

Candidates must have a passion to help people and a desire to make a difference in communities affected by disaster. Must have completed two years of college with intended major in Communication, Marketing, Social Work, Education, or Journalism. Must understand how to utilize the tools in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to boost, promote and advertise on these platforms. Understanding how to use Hootsuite and Mail Chimp is a plus.

Apply at:  https://goo.gl/forms/RPVvK3r83HoPxEUz1

 

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Operation BBQ Relief is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.