Helping residents after the Tennessee wildfires
Many of you, your family or friends are feeling lost and confused after the devastating wildfires. People are not sure what to do next? How do they begin to pick up their lives and move forward in their new devastated world?
Well … I asked around and hopefully there will be relief for them listed below. My husband John, our SERVPRO family and I are grieving with you and hope the things listed below will help you ... help them.
You Want To Help In Some Way?
TEMA shared this information about DONATIONS:
DONATION & VOLUNTEER CALL CENTER
1. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (TN VOAD) have setup a call center for information about donating goods and volunteering to help survivors of the Sevier County wildfires.http://etvoad.org/
2. The call center number is 866-586-4483 and is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., every day of the week.
OTHER OPTIONS TO DONATE/HELP SEVIER COUNTY
1. Cash donations can be made through the American Red Cross at redcross.org/donate, or by calling call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a donation.
2. New Hope Church of God at 2450 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville is collecting donations also. Contact number is 865-932-4673, staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., http://www.newhopeonline.com/
3. Sevier County residents can use the American Red Cross’s Safe and Well website, https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php, to indicate their status so family members and friends know they are OK.
4. Residents can also use Facebook’s Safety Check to indicate their status: https://www.facebook.com/about/safetycheck/