Fired Up to Help is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Fairfax, Virginia. We are prepared to provide hot meals to responders and our local community in the immediate aftermath of a disaster in our region. We also support other 501(c)(3) organizations by throwing BBQ fundraisers.
In May 2011, a devastating tornado destroyed most of Joplin, Missouri. The next morning, my parents hooked up my father's smoker/cooker and drove the three hours to Joplin, picking up food along the way. They spent the next day feeding those who had lost everything, and the first responders working in the area. I was not surprised by the actions of my parents, and wanted to create a nonprofit to aid similar responses in the future. At the time, I was also involved with a small nonprofit and realized the challenges of fundraising. Fired Up To Help is my vision of an organization that will not only help those in need after a disaster, but also a fundraising mechanism to help other 501(c)(3) organizations. - Sean