Operation Holy Smoke's Cease Fire BBQ in St. Louis, MO

Operation Holy Smoke's Cease Fire BBQ featured on KSDK News

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In July 2019, George Love used Prepared's Operation Holy Smoke program to feed community members along Bartmer Ave in St. Louis. The goal? To bring neighbors together in peace and friendship to offset the trauma and negativity of gun violence…

Operation Holy Smoke Serves BBQ at Class of 2019 Vashon High School Picnic

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In addition to our High-Five Scholarship Fund, Custodian George Love is still very active with one of his earliest community programs: Operation Holy Smoke. In May 2019, Operation Holy Smoke fed the Vashon High graduating class of 2019 at their…

Prepared's Custodian George Love Awards 34 College Scholarships to 11 St. Louis Public High Schools

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On April 16th, 2019, Prepared: The Gateway of the Northwest awarded 34 $500 scholarships to 34 high school students throughout the St. Louis Public School District. This is the third time the Vashon High custodian and Prepared founder, George…

Prepared's George Love featured in KSDK commercial!

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George Love & Scholarship Fund Featured on Steve Harvey Talk Show!

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Wow! It's been an exciting week for Prepared and custodian George Love... On Tuesday, Mr. Love was featured on Steve TV, Steve Harvey's television talk show. They discussed Prepared's Dorothy Mae Walker-Love Scholarship Fund as well as…

Prepared CEO & Custodian George Love in Media Spotlight!

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It's been a while since we've updated the site. A lot has happened! Most notably, Prepared's George Love has made several media appearances over the past several months. It all started when a local St. Louis news station caught wind of Mr.…

Prepared Offers Scholarships at Vashon High and is Featured in SLPS Newsletter

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From March 16th SLPS newsletter: "Sharing The "Love" At Vashon > Yesterday, Vashon High School celebrated the Day of Color > program. By all accounts the event was a > success. As part of the ceremony, four Vashon students >…

Prepared Teams up with All New Again, LLC for 12thLambo Christmas Bash Weekend [Seattle Chapter]

Prepared: The Gateway of the Northwest's Seattle Chapter has partnered with All New Again, LLC founder Jon and his wife Jada Baer for their three day 12thLambo Christmas Bash Weekend. Day 1: Prepared was blessed to partake in the VIP tailgate…

Prepared and Vashon High School Baseball Team Feed the Community!

Last month, we were blessed to have St. Louis Vashon High School coach Darius Tubbs and his baseball team join us for Operation Holy Smoke.     What a team! Although they didn't make the State Championship this year,…

Vashon High School Teacher Says "Thanks" for Attendence-Boosting Donations!

We would like to showcase a letter of appreciation from one of Vashon High School's most committed and effective teachers, Shamonda Owens. Shamonda has seen an increase in student attendance as a result from our juice donations. In her own…