ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Texas is known for barbecue. One Ohio local, who originally hails from Texas, had an authentic Texas Barbecue to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
North Terrace Church of Christ has been looking for different ways to help aid those in the Houston area impacted by the hurricane. When the church was looking for fundraiser ideas, a barbecue was suggested. Former south Texas native, Clay Dupree, who now lives in Ohio, hasn’t forgotten where he came from, or how he was taught to cook while he lives here.
“It’s a passion I have and being from Texas, I’m partial to Texas style barbecue, said Dupree. I grew up with it. In my mind I love to cook for a lot of people. It’s a good quick way to raise a lot of money and make an impact in their lives.”
Dupree used his smoker to barbecue 500 meals for the fundraiser. The suggested donation was $10, but any amount was appreciated. He said he has family down in Texas and it’s remarkable to see the country’s support after the natural disaster.
“We have our family still down there and a lot of close personal friends,” said Dupree. “Seeing the devastation on TV it made us want to reach out and help. Our church is doing some helping through donations.”
North Terrace Church is still collecting donations that will be taken down on September 9th. To find out more information go to ntcoc.org to find out what items are still needed.