Volunteers from the Montgomery Police Department worked around the clock from Friday night, May 8, 2009, to Saturday morning, May 9, to prepare close to 200 smoked Boston butts for the Ninth Annual Central Alabama CrimeStoppers Boston Butt Sale. Tickets for the event were pre-sold, and cars began lining up at 8 a.m. until noon with folks picking up the freshly prepared smoked butts in time for Mother’s Day celebrations. Proceeds from the event help the CrimeStoppers program in its mission to assist law enforcement in solving crimes and putting criminals behind bars.
CrimeStoppers is a non-profit organization that works in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, the media and the public to help stop crime and catch criminals through its anonymous “Tips Line” program.
At 10:30 a.m., representatives from CrimeStoppers and Beasley Allen presented six Boston butts to Kevin Nobles from Faith Rescue Mission. The butts, purchased by Beasley Allen, will help feed the hungry. Faith Rescue Mission provides hot meals, transient housing, clothing, furniture and appliance assistance to those in need in Montgomery and the surrounding area, as well as operating an addiction reformation program. Since its founding in 1965, Faith Rescue Mission has helped more than 50,000 people and served over 2 million hot meals. They serve three hot meals a day at “God’s Soup Kitchen,” or approximately 1,000 meals per week.
Pictured are, from left, Wendi Lewis, communications director at Beasley Allen; Kevin Nobles, kitchen manager at Faith Rescue Mission; Susan Moss, Executive Director, CrimeStoppers; and Sgt. Tony Garrett of the Montgomery Police Department.