BRAWLEY â€“ National Beef Packing Company and its affiliated companies have made the commitment to support first responders in the Oklahoma tornado disasters.
National Beef has put together an internal team to help coordinate information and identify the needs of various relief organizations.
National Beef employees have given monetarily and the company makes financial donations to assist where the needs are most prevalent.
In conjunction with the American Red Cross, National Beef has offered to donate over 80,000 pounds of ground beef patties and sirloin steak for their use in mobile kitchen operations.
They have also contacted various vendors to coordinate truck load shipments of bottled water into disaster areas.
National Beef provides refrigerated trailer units over an extended time period to be used on-site to support the delivery and storage of food and water for the relief efforts.
Other charitable groups such as the Salvation Army, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, Feeding America, Operation USA, and Operation BBQ Relief are working with National Beef .
They are working closely with Associated Wholesale Grocers and other area customers whose Oklahoma stores were damaged by the storms.
National Beef has a long record of helping in these types of disasters.
“We are out there and heavily involved with the Oklahoma disaster as a company,” said Brian Webb, Vice President. “We sent similar assistance to Joplin, Missouri for the tornado disaster, to the Gulf States for the Katrina storm, and helped with the local Easter Sunday earthquake. We are there to support the first responders. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma.”