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We Give Back SMF Style

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bmudd14474, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    As I sit here and think about the up coming holidays I have to remind myself of all the blessing that I have. Great wife and kids. Great Job. Great friends. But while thinking about all of these I think of my family and friends that may be struggling right now. So I have decided that I want to do my part and give back some to those that are in need.

    What I am going to do is to give away some giftcards so that families in need can buy a nice thanksgiving dinner. I was only going to give 2 away but I contacted TulsaJeff and he is going to match what I am giving away. So as of now I have 4 GC's to give away.

    What I am asking of our SMF family is to PM me if you are in a spot and could really use help. Or if you know anyone that you think would benefit from this offer you can nominate them instead. I will pick 4 people to give these GC's too. Please in your PM indicate what grocery stores are in your area so that I can purchase the proper GC. I also will need mailing addresses.

    I hope that this offer will inspire others to realize the blessings that we all have and that you all will consider helping someone who is not as lucky as we are right now. I know I have received gifts like these before and its hard to accept if your a prideful person but it is also truly a blessing in a time of need.

    Please submit all PM's to me by 11/19 as I want to get the GC's out by 11/20. If you have any questions please PM me.

    Thanks everyone for being part of this great community.
     
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One idea that might make life a tad easier on you is if you roll into your local bank you can get a pre-loaded Visa. Then you don't have to worry about the store type in each area.

    PS - and great idea for offering a helping hand to folks in need! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  3. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    God Bless You! The world needs more people such as yourself.
     
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brian,

    I sent you a PM

    Anything to help My Friend!

    Todd
     
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Due to a donation from Todd we now have 5 GC's to give away.
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Your a good man Brian and Jeff. Fortunate folks helpings others, thats a good thing.  In just saw Todd added to this, I don't want to forget anyone. The time difference messe's with me.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A good deed by great guys Thanks and Gracias to Brian and Jeff.
     
  8. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thats awesome guys.obviously good hearted people around this place
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    If any of you are near a base, the local grocers do fund raisers for military families. Our local Albertsons is 500 yards out the back gate of Camp Pendleton and in the first week we are at $15 K  for dinners - just another avenue to consider.

    Brian you are truly a hero for what you do - Todd is also putting together a big donation campaign and thank to Jeff too
     
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great Project Brian...   [​IMG] to you...
     
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We now have 7 giftcards to give away thanks to donations by other members. Please PM me information if any of you is in need or know of anyone that could use this for the holidays.
     
  12. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    good idea gary.........also if there is a way to get some to the families of our reservist that are deployed since their military pay is sometimes only a fraction of their civilian pay
    well done, great thing to do!!!!!!!!!!
     
     
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I wanted to bump this so that everyone can see it. Please pm me if this can help you out this holiday or if you know someone(doesn't have to be a SMF member) that can use it. I know its hard to ask for help but please put the pride aside and ask if you need it.

    Brian
     
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]

    Now this is a great idea and kudo's goes out to you brian and Jeff for the matching. I think that you are one card short so here's another one.
     
  15. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Mark. Ok folks get the PM's to me so we can do some good this time of the year.
     
  16. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    i send you a pm so i can help
     
  17. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This is a wonderful offer.  There are folks that are out in this world less fortunate as others & this gesture defines who we are as human beings to those in need.  Brian & Jeff should be commended for their thoughts & actions.  This just goes to show why SMF is not only a site for information & camaraderie because the members think of others also. 
     
  18. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Bump for a great cause.
     
  19. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Brian, a quick question, Is Jeff' matching all the contributions you raise or just your original 2 cards you put up?
     
  20. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Bump...