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Operation BBQ Relief Partners with Lowes Madisonville to Feed Dawson Springs Residents

Operation BBQ Relief partnered with Lowes Madisonville to feed Dawson Springs residents Thursday afternoon.

Posted: Dec 23, 2021 6:33 PM

Operation BBQ Relief and Lowe's Madisonville are serving thousands of meals to families in need who have been devastated by the deadly tornadoes in western Kentucky, on Thursday Dec. 23rd.

From residents who've lost their homes to volunteers working tirelessly helping them rebuild, anyone with a hungry belly was able to pick up a free meal outside of the Dawson Springs Board of Education Building from 1 to 3 p.m.

Meals included smoked ham, rolls, green beans and pie.

While Santa Claus and Batman greeted children, who were given gifts.

"Unicorns, they've got kid workshop benches," said Gina Lebert with Lowe's Madisonville. "We partnered with Operation BBQ relief and we've donated cooler bags to keep their warm meals in."

"Everybody lost everything that they had," said David Whitaker with Operation BBQ Relief. "So, we're just here to provide the one hot meal that matters."

Operation BBQ Relief was also grilling in Mayfield and Bowling Green.

They plan to stay in the area for at least another month to keep feeding families.

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