Youth Oasis Donation
In response to an urgent need by the Youth Oasis Children's Shelter, BBQGuys donated and installed a new refrigerator, electric range oven, and a Blaze outdoor gas grill at the facility on Tuesday, December 16th. Along with the donation of new appliances, several BBQGuys employees provided snacks and a variety of gifts for the young residents.
"It's heartbreaking to think that some of these children will spend the entire holiday season away from family and friends," says BBQGuys's CEO Corey Tisdale. "So we simply want to help restore a bit of the magic of season to a few kids who really deserve it."
The Youth Oasis organization is one of only two emergency Children's Shelters left in the state that houses children in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Their mission is to provide emergency shelter, food, clothing and other support to at-risk youth with the ultimate goal of reuniting the children with their families or find permanent placement.
Rafael de Castro, Executive Director for Youth Oasis, believes this type of corporate support is essential for the organization to continue its mission. "These days, state resources can be scarce, so we appreciate any and all support from local companies and other community organizations."