At least 11 people have died in the floods in Louisiana this week. It's forced thousands of people into shelters, so it's nice to see at least one good story come out of it.


35-year-old Christian Dornhorst lives across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge. After he got to work Monday morning, he decided he'd rather be out doing something to help the victims. He asked his boss if he could have the day off and then went to Sam's Club to buy food to throw a free barbecue.

There are a bunch of sound stages there where they've shot stuff like "True Blood" and the second "Twilight" movie. Those are being used as shelters for thousands of people right now.

So Christian and his wife showed up with a smoker and $850 worth of food, including chicken, sausage, three pot roasts, and 108 pounds of brisket. They cooked for people all day.

The brisket went in about 20 minutes, so some people didn't get any. Christian was planning to ask his boss for Tuesday off as well, so he could go back and do it again.

Read more at The Washington Post.