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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: Khaleesi
Friend, here is a link for the Red Cross website where you can register and search for friends and family.
Safe and Well Red Cross
Facebook also has a safety check feature.
Hoping the best for you!
“I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is someplace special. That’s why I’ve asked my Dollywood Companies—including the Dollywood theme park, and DreamMore Resort; my dinner theater attractions including Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure; and my Dollywood Foundation—to help me establish the My People Fund," Parton said.
The fund will provide $1,000 each month to Sevier County families who lost their homes "until they get back up on their feet," she said.
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We are thankful for a new day in the Smokies. The wildfires are out, and Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge were spared. While surrounding neighborhoods suffered significant damage, our prayers were answered, and the rain has extinguished the fires. Fires consumed about 15,000 acres locally, accounting for about 4% of our total land area.
Our mountains will quickly recover, but many of our area’s residents lost their homes and livelihoods. We have many guests asking how they can help. We need your support more than ever. Show the Smokies how much you care this fall. Make a donation to help our residents in need and get 50% OFF our nightly rates excluding holidays.
Pigeon Forge is currently open for business and Gatlinburg hopes to be accessible and operational by the end of this week. Our area needs your support! Our mountains are still beautiful!
Some Suggested Local Charities where contributions are needed:
Pathways Church Sevierville - 100% of money goes directly to displaced families. Choose "give without setting up an account" then choose "Sevierville Campus" and a special fund for the fire relief will appear. Church has connections with principals of schools whose students have lost their homes.
Sevier County Food Ministries
Pets Without Parents - Caring for displaced pets until owners can bring them home.
Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministry
Have some questions or need some help picking the perfect cabin for your stay? Call one of our friendly reservation specialists today at 1-866-586-8359. We look forward to you being our guest.
originally posted by: Aqualung2012
This whole situation is so suspicious it's making me ill. From Monday morning to the present time, things have been just wrong. People are wondering why we're being stonewalled. A friend was nearly arrested trying to go to his house. The fires were deliberate yet no mention of the arsonists.