Messages from our donors

 We have received so many donations, we just can’t say enough how grateful we are.

Some donors have remained anonymous while others made their donations in the name of a friend or family member –for their love of the Smokies and desire to help during this time.

On behalf of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevier County AND all of our partner agencies, we want to say

THANK YOU!

 

Here is a collection of just some of the personal messages we’ve received….

From one Firefighter to another, please know we are praying for yall! May God bless you richly! Jennifer Stewart, Humphreys County Fire Dept.

A contribution from Marjorie & Guy Smith 352 North St Greenwich CT 06830-3930 (formerly of Knoxville & life-long visitors to the Smokies).

Donation made for my sister-in-law Sue Milinkovich, a photografter who frequently visits the Smokey Mountains. This is her Christmas wish instead of a present.

Message from President Hodges, TFCA

NEWS RELEASE

SUBJECT: Tennessee Wildfire Relief Committee

FROM: Fire Chief David Hodges, City of Maryville and President of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association

Tennessee Wildfire Relief is a project established by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association. The Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association is partnering with the Gatlinburg Firefighters Association in this relief effort. Here you will find the Unit Command Center for the ongoing relief efforts in Sevier County, TN.  We are here to collect, distribute, offer advice, support and organization to the first responders of Sevier County.  We also will attempt to manage the thousands of relief supplies and volunteers that are being received from across the country. We sincerely appreciate the offers for help and assistance. We currently need new children’s clothes, new children’s gloves and hats, winter coats of all sizes, warm gloves for all ages, new children’s tennis shoes, non-perishable food items, laundry detergent, personal hygiene items, school supplies, men’s boots, shovels and rakes, water hoses, work gloves, mops and brooms, and can openers.

UPDATE:  THANKS TO ALL OF THE GENEROUS DONATIONS FOR THE CHILDREN, WE NO LONGER NEED CLOTHING! 12/14/16

We DO NOT NEED WATER AND USED CLOTHING.

The magnitude of this disaster has far-reaching effects not only in the state of Tennessee but across the nation as more and more of our fire service family are stepping up to offer help in the recovery effort.

www.gatlinburgwildfirerelief.com is the OFFICIAL RESOURCE for information, management, control, logistics, and communications for all Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge relief efforts.

Donations

Donations should be made payable to The Gatlinburg Public Safety Employees Wildfire Relief Fund, Account # 1090021864.

Donations may be mailed to

Smartbank, ATTN: Gatlinburg Public Safety Employees Wildfire Relief Fund,PO Box 1910, Pigeon Forge Tennessee 37868.

Electronic transfers may be sent to Smartbank.  The routing number for this fund is 064209216.

For additional information contact Kandra McCarter Phone: (865) 936-7130; Daniel Lindbert (865) 430-8687 or David Puckett (865) 712-0726