Where to take donations for victims of Gatlinburg wildfire

Courtesy: WATE
Courtesy: WATE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – There are now two spots, one in Nashville and one in Murfreesboro, you can take donations to the people affected by the wildfire in East Tennessee.

The Sevier County Economic Development Office said residents need pre-packaged snacks, water, Wet Wipes, and hand sanitizer.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is collecting donations at their building at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.

They will also collect items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 outside Sam’s Club on John Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

In Nashville, donations for the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries can bring donations to Belmont United Methodist Church at 2007 Acklen Avenue.

They are hoping to collect winter coats, shoes, diapers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, deodorant, body wash, toothbrushes, tampons, razors, high-calorie snacks, gift cards for any national store, and eye drops.

Volunteers will be on staff at the church during the following times: Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Click here for our continuing coverage of the Sevier County wildfire.