The Season for giving, Christmas 2013, Operation BBQ Relief, Diva Q, Charity


Tis the Season for giving. An organization run by people in the BBQ community has now given out more than 500,000 meals. When you are thinking about your Donations whether they are Corporate or Personal please consider Operation BBQ Relief.  Operation BBQ Relief is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in May 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts. Also for this weekend only up Big Poppas Smokers will match contributions up to $5000.00 US – make sure you mark donations King of the Smoker.

Operation BBQ Relief



Operation BBQ Relief is a charity I support. This year alone they have served over 200,000 meals.


Their Mission:

The mission of Operation BBQ Relief is to provide compassion and to offer hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by natural disasters across the United States through our expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals and our ability to quickly mobilize our teams into any area where nature disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.



Currently Operation BBQ Relief is deploying to hard hit areas of Hurricane Sandy.

Please help them by making a donation. Any amount I know will be greatly appreciated in addition 100% of the dontions go towards disaster relief.


What is Kookers Kare?

Kookers Kare Inc.(501(c)(3)) is a group of charitable volunteers aiding those in need! We provide freshly cooked and non-perishable food to food pantries such as the Harvesters Food Network. We are also an integral part of the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Our Mission:

To serve as a beacon of hope to end hunger in the Kansas City Community by providing food assistance through fun, laughter, and a lot of smoke.

Kookers Kare needs donations from Companies and also BBQ products for their Winter Fun Fest their premier source of donations for the year.  They have been doing this for almost 15 years and their assistance has helped many.

If you have any interest in supporting or donating to Kookers Kare – or just want more information please contact:
Craig Kidwell – Chairman


You know as I was sitting here this morning thinking about what to make for Christmas eve and for Christmas dinner I got to thinking about how blessed my family is. We have so much and take so much for granted. We have a warm house, good food and we are blessed each day.

Each year I make donations to various charities Salvation Army is one of them. Then I noticed on their website that you could host an IKettle. Now considering how many friends and family I have out there and the thousands that have read the blog I hope that you would help me. Whether you can afford a few cents or some dollars it really does add up.

So I ask you to help me to raise money for those a lot less fortunate. Please.

Salvation Army iKettle 09