FedEx planes deliver free meals to victims of hurricane «Irma»

FedEx planes deliver free meals to victims of hurricane «Irma»

To assist the victims of hurricane «Irma» the inhabitants of the archipelago of the Florida Keys volunteered for the international courier service FedEx.

Teaming up with the charity organization Operation BBQ Relief and the Salvation Army, the company provided two of its aircraft to deliver free lunch.

FedEx planes deliver free meals to victims of hurricane «Irma»

Before you turn your attention to the victims «Irma», for 11 days, Operation BBQ Relief fed 371,760 peopleliving on the Texas Gulf coast, where raging hurricane «Harvey».

The organization was created in 2011 to help victims of the tornado «the Joplin» the residents of Missouri. At that time, the disaster has claimed 140 lives, and more than a thousand people were injured.

Scott guy, one of the volunteers of Operation BBQ Relief, part-time working as a mechanic aircraft FedEx, suggested to the leadership of the company to engage in the transportation of free BBQ facilities in the Florida Keys. And after 13 hours in the sky flew the first airplane.

Starting Sunday, September 17 until Wednesday, the FedEx planes twice a day brought from Fort Myers, FL, 1.6 thousand kg of food. This 10,000 servings.

Distribution of food to the needy the volunteers involved in the Salvation Army. The organization thanked the FedEx Operation BBQ Relief in his Twitter:

We are very thankful for our partners, @OpBBQRelief and @FedEx for flying in tasty BBQ to the communities here in the Florida Keys. #Irma

— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) September 19, 2017

«We are very grateful to our partners with Operation BBQ Relief and FedEx for shipping delicious barbecue to residents of the Florida Keys».

In turn, Operation BBQ Relief shared in your Facebook news already about the assistance provided and plans for the future.

Today we served 18,250 Hot BBQ Meals and that brings us to a total of 105,550 Hot BBQ Meals since we’ve been in Florida….

Posted by Operation BBQ Relief on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“Today we filed 18,250 hot BBQ, and it’s a total 105,550 dishes since then, as we began to work with Florida. […] Our volunteers and corporate partners bravely stand the heat, high temperatures, constantly changing locations and volumes of supplies of food, lack of sleep, lack of fuel and timing problems with the bed. Despite the fact that it is difficult physically, our BBQ family continues to show the world what can be done with determination.

Today we are taking last orders tomorrow. We are preparing 18,500 hot BBQ for tomorrow . The local population returned to the Internet, and we develop long-term goals. Our equipment and our people need a break. We pray that mother nature made a pause, in that our country needs. Thank you to all the people who gave everything they have, when people have lost all they could lose!”, writes Operation BBQ Relief in your Facebook.