For us to help, we need help.

From Hurricane Beryl to fires in Ruidoso, and every crisis in between, Southern Smoke Foundation is there for food and beverage workers. We keep families safe in their homes. We keep the lights on for thousands. We keep the industry moving.

Application Deadlines
Ruidoso fires: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Hurricane Beryl: Friday, August 16, 2024

For us to grant emergency relief funds to our applicants, we need funding, too.

Help us help someone today.

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Laborde & Benjy Mason
Houston, TX /

Benjy Mason and Graham Laborde have been friends and colleagues for the last decade. As the pandemic was nearing an end, they both saw what they felt was a hole in the fancy sandwich and craft cocktail market, so the two joined forces with chef Chris Roy to create Winnie’s. Mason, a Vermont native, and Laborde, a Louisianian, are active in their communities. For Winnie’s first birthday they auctioned off a poorly restored 1970-ish dirt bike with all proceeds benefiting Southern Smoke Foundation.

Generously supported by Louie Louie