Fired Up For Charity // Lagniappe Article

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We wanted to share the recent article about Fired Up, Inc. that ran in the April 2nd, 2015 edition of Lagniappe in Mobile, Alabama. This innovative and delicious philanthropic group consists of some S&S family members who love “Making A Difference Through BBQ”. S&S’s very own Leland Moore, Jr., Justin Merrick, Parks Moore, and Leland Moore Sr. have teamed up with friends David Lewis and Michael Dewberry in an effort to make a difference in the community with Fired Up, Inc. To date they have smoked 3674 slabs of ribs smoked and raised over $110, 220 raised for charity. Great work guys and keep up your wonderfully yummy mission.

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This past weekend at the UMS Wright “Putting on the Dog” fundraiser I was introduced to probably the best pork ribs I’ve ever eaten. And I have eaten a lot of pork ribs in my day. I will say I have never smoked ribs to this degree of tastiness. Maybe these were so good because the folks cooking them were doing it out of love and a giving spirit.

Fired Up, Inc. is a volunteer nonprofit organization based out of Spanish Fort that began when six friends came together to give back to their community by smoking competition style barbecue and has benefited the likes of American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, St. Jude, Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention, Baldwin County Humane Society, Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, Young Life Mobile, Heart for Athletes and many others.

“Our goal is not only to help the support groups of those individuals raise money but also raise awareness that not everything during a health crisis is covered by insurance,” the team says. Most of us can relate.

Aside from the spare ribs the magnificent six specialize in beef briskets. Benefits are their bread and butter, but they will cook for other events if a donation is made to Fired Up, Inc., so book your wedding or corporate event now.

Visit www.firedupinc.net or call 251-621-1042 or 251-591-2894. Great guys, great idea, great ribs, sometimes the giving spirit prevails.

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Fired Up for Charity

S&S Sprinkler | Mobile, Alabama | Fired Up for CharityWhile the guys at S&S Sprinkler are mostly in the business of putting fires out, there’s one thing they do like to light a flame to— their barbecue smokers. And it’s not just because they like a good pork rib every now and then. S&S’s very own Leland Moore, Jr., Justin Merrick, Parks Moore, and Leland Moore Sr. have teamed up with friends David Lewis and Michael Dewberry in an effort to make a difference in the community with Fired Up, Inc.

The vision of Fired Up, Inc began when David’s friend was dying of leukemia at the age of 41. A large group of his friends and family got together with smokers and smoked BBQ to help raise money for David’s friend and his children. After that event, David decided to take this idea to the next level and had five of his friends join him on this road to helping others. Together, with the support of their families, these six buddies created Fired Up, Inc, a non-profit organization run by volunteers in the Mobile & Baldwin County area to raise funds to support other charities and individuals in need through something they love— BBQ.

Since this start of its journey, Fired Up, Inc has smoked over 2,976 ribs, and have raised over $89,280 for charity. They have benefited various charities such as American Cancer Society- Relay for Life, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Jude, Out of the Darkness – Suicide Prevention, Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC) and several other smaller charities in the Mobile & Baldwin County area. However, their passion is aiding those who are in need due to the large amount of expenses brought on by health issues.

“It’s not just about the cooking – the cooking is just a small part of it. The cooking brings attention to issue that a family or charity is having and we allow them to use the ribs as a catalyst to bring in more money,” says David.

Want to get involved? “We are always looking for volunteers. It’s a huge amount work with the prep work that has to be done and the wrapping and packaging,” says S&S’s Leland Moore, Jr. If you’re just one person looking to help the community or an entire group or organization, the guys at Fired Up, Inc would love to have you join them in their quest to help those in need.

At S&S, our mission isn’t just to keep our clients safe, but we also strive to give back to our community. Want to join us? Visit Fired Up, Inc’s facebook page or website if you’re interested in working with them, volunteering, or purchasing their amazing ribs.

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