Mobile Section is proud to announce that S & S Sprinkler of Mobile was a winner of AlabamaAGC’s Community Involvement Award at the Build South Awards held in Birmingham January 13th at The Club.
The employees of S&S Sprinkler Company, LLC dedicated themselves to making Fired UP a success. After a friend of one of the originators died of leukemia leaving behind a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, the employees of S&S Sprinkler Company; Lewis Capital Management, LLC; Prichard Dewberry & Hodges, PC; and many other volunteers came together to give back by doing something they love, cooking BBQ ribs. These ribs are pre-sold by charities and cooked at a location on a Saturday morning. Since then Fired UP has cooked over 9,000 slabs to raise more than $270,000 for charity. Fired Up provides everything from the smokers, wood, plastic wrap, foil, and metal cooling racks but need the beneficiaries to purchase was the meat. Fired UP hoped to cook once a quarter but the popularity of the ribs and needs of the community demanded cooking twice a month. Fired UP averages 15 benefits per year to show just how important this nonprofit has become to the Mobile and Baldwin County communities. Local corporations were sought out to support the Fired UP mission by sponsoring a banner flown proudly at each benefit. Six corporations stepped forward to keep the group going. In 2017, the group will have 8 corporate sponsors which will allow them to continue to cook each benefit for free. Each benefit gives people a chance to discuss those in need and to donate. The ribs raise more than awareness, they raise spirits of the people going through difficult times.