Columbus manufacturer provides meals to first responders helping with tornado relief

Columbus manufacturer providing meals to first responders helping with tornado relief
Columbus manufacturer provides meals to first responders helping with tornado relief

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A manufacturer in Columbus stepped up to assist first responders and volunteers in tornado relief efforts.

Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc. cooked over 300 pounds of barbecue to feed first responders. The company along with will the Columbus Board of Realtors visited the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department and Sanford Middle School in Opelika on Wednesday to pass out the food.

"We knew that our community was in need,” said Aleesia McGlamery, vice president of marketing for Masterbuilt. “We wanted to do what we do best, which is feed people. So, we're using our Masterbuilt smokers to make barbecue lunches for over 700 people: first responders, and volunteers in both the Beauregard and Harris County communities."

“It’s amazing how the community comes together when we have a tragedy, so we’re just doing our part and that’s what we do best---cooking," said John McLemore, director of consumer management at Masterbuilt. "So, we’re here to feed first responders and the people that are serving.”

The meals were served around lunch time. Masterbuilt also sends their condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in the storm.

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