Gatlinburg Fires

 

Hello Loves,

 

If you’re like me, you’ve been positively glued to your TV watching the coverage of the fires in and around Gatlinburg. There are few of us living in Knoxville who don’t have some very fond memories of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Not only is it a top tourist destination for millions of Americans, but Tennesseans, too. My husband spent his summers in Elkmont, Tennessee swimming at the “Y”, chasing turkeys and looking for moonshine. Gatlinburg and her sister communities hold a special place in the hearts of many Knoxvillians.

 

Following the devastation and heartbreak, many of us are asking what can we do to help? As your go-to-girl, I’ve compiled a list of items needed, but let me stress DO NOT try and travel to Gatlinburg. Frankly, you’d be more of a hindrance to support personnel than a help. There are folks authorized to make daily trips to carry supplies and necessities to those in need. One special need I was told about are coloring books (which can be bought for a $1 at the Dollar Store) and crayons to help keep the kids busy.

 

I’ve thoughtfully provided you with the following list of needs and where you can drop off your donations:

Faith Promise Church Pellissippi Campus will be taking donations 8am-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday , They are asking for

Bottled Water

Baby Wipes

Gatorade

Chapstick

High Calorie Snacks, such as protein bars and trail mix

 

All Branches of Knoxville  TVA Employees Credit Union are accepting

Monetary donations

Water

Small Snacks

 

Kroger Locations you can add any amount when you check out

 

Regal Cinemas’s Pinnacle at Turkey Creek will host a drop-off for Red Cross

Bottled Water

Flashlights

Batteries

Walkers

Canes

Diapers

Wipes

Protein Bars

Pet Supplies

 

The Ice Chalet 100 Lebanon Street (west Knoxville off Kingston pike)

Gatorade

Blankets

Protien Bars

If you donate here you get a free pass to skate during there public skating hours

 

Hard Knox Pizzeria in Knoxville

Blackhorse Pub

Moes

Runners Market

Yassins Falafel House Downtown

 

Are all accepting canned and package food

 

And the EXPO center will receive

Water

Gatorade

Clothes

Toys

Protein Bars

Baby Food

Pet Food

Snacks

They are sending items as soon as they fill up a truck they send it, you can also just drive up and they will help you get everything out of your car

 

We are known as the VOULNTEERS and I know in this time of need we will all come together make sure everyone is taken care of.

 

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