ASSE of Jackson, TN Helping with Gatlinburg Wildfire Relief
With the wind-spread wildfire in the Gatlinburg/Sevier County area, thousands of people have already been displaced. We as individuals and a safety chapter/organization are stepping up to help plan fundraisers and donation drives.
If you would like to donate stuffed animals, and games, coloring books; diapers, baby cloths and children cloths; Underwear – men and women any size; Medical – Aspirin, Tylenol, Tums, etc.; Deodorant, Feminine Products, lotions; Blankets & towels and Plastic bags for the shelters, collecting bottled water and other drinks as well as packaged snacks for the families, the shelters, fruit, granola and energy bars for the Pigeon Forge Fire Department, bottled water/Gatorade, canned/packaged food, pet food, blankets, diapers, jackets, and gloves and scarves for displaced families and first responders. Items can be dropped off at the Blount Co. Chamber of Commerce and the Townsend Visitors Center from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, located at 201 S. Washington Street in Maryville, or the Visitors Center at 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. in Townsend. For more information, call 865-983-2241.In Jackson, you can message me and I will arrange for donations to be picked up and transported daily.
Updated on December 2nd, 2016, we have helped to gather and transport over 19 shipments of needed items to the families effected and will continue thru the end of the year.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Great Smoky Mountains/Gatlinburg area.