Chilebrown at home

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Wildfires in Northern California are out of control. Human life, property and communities are experiencing a devastating loss. As I write this the fires are still burning with only 10 percent containment. We live twenty five miles away from this disaster. The air quality is horrendous.With this crisis, humanity shines. The barbeque community has banded together through several groups to cook and feed; firefighters, first responders and anybody connected with this turmoil. I had an opportunity to help with the effort. I wanted to share a couple images of my friends and hero's.

We had the option of wearing respirators because the air was thick with smoke. In the background we could see helicopters with drop buckets going to deliver their payload. We had an assembly line of volunteers making sandwiches. These sandwiches consisted of pulled pork, brisket and chicken. The community have also donated drinks, fruits and assorted foods to distribute to the crews. Many hands made light work and even though it was a terrible situation we made the best of it.

We hope this disaster ends soon. Thank goodness there are people that care and are trying to help. I am blessed that we are safe and could help just a little.


Patsy Irene (Chillin' with Patsy) said...

Hoorah for the heroes fighting these fires. And hoorah to you and your barbecue pals doing what you can as well. It brings it all home when we, from so far away, see the choppers with the buckets.
Good luck and be safe!

Chilebrown said...

Patsy Irene, Thankyou for your comment. I hope the fires end quickly.

Big Dude said...

Living near the recent Gatlinburg, TN fire I can imagine a little of what's going on out there. Sure hope things can get better soon.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, Mother nature has a cruel side sometimes. It is a scary situation.