Where to donate time, resources to help victims of Sevier County wildfire

(Courtesy: WATE)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Residents of Sevier County are starting the long process of picking up the pieces after the devastating wildfire this week.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has compiled the following list for anyone who wants to assist in the recovery efforts.

  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Office and numerous State Departments and Agencies have collaborated to publish a resource webpage for Sevier County residents, businesses, and for those who want to help the wildfire survivors.
  • The Sevier County resource page is located at http://www.tn.gov/governor/news/sevier-county-resource-page, and includes topic information on donations, employment assistance, hiring contractors, health matters, housing assistance, insurance help, and letting loved ones know you are safe.  Topics and information will continue to be added and TEMA will continue to publish our Flash Report updates, too.
  • Those who would like to volunteer to help for Sevier County, should sign up with Volunteer East Tennessee https://www.volunteeretn.org/DisasterRecovery. You will be contacted as soon as Sevier County has volunteer operations up-and-running.  Please do not show up in Sevier County to volunteer, or deliver donations.
  • The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (TN VOAD) have setup a call center, 866-586-4483, staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., every day, for information about donating goods and volunteering to help survivors of the Sevier County wildfires.

Click here for continuing coverage of the Sevier County wildfire.