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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

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Houston Restaurants Use Lessons from Derecho to Prep for Next Storm

With this huge financial hit, [Lung] Ly decided to turn to the Southern Smoke Foundation for help—another good source he says should be top of mind for the food and beverage industry should another detrimental storm hit in the future. The Bludorn restaurants, Feges BBQ, and Jūn also had employees reach out to Southern Smoke for help. After the derecho, Brown says the nonprofit received more than 500 crisis applications for assistance from Houston-area employees and has granted $260,500 to nearly 300 of those people.