Predators collect donations for victims of Gatlinburg wildfire

(Photo: WKRN)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville Predators are taking food donations until the puck drops Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The team is working in conjunction with the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Some of the items they’re looking for are peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and cereal. Other non-perishable food items are also welcome.

You can also help the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfire by buying a T-shirt that says “Smashville stands with Gatlinburg” or donating money.

Sean Henry, President of the Nashville Predators, told News 2 100 percent of the proceeds will go the “My People Fund” started by Dolly Parton.

“We wanted to do something. Everyone wanted to do something. We’re all moved by what happened over there,” he said. “So we said, ‘Let’s use our games as the attention grabber.’ Our fans are so passionate.”

Henry also said they invited all of the firefighters who helped in Gatlinburg to the game for free with their families. About 40 of them went to the game.

“Let’s us appreciate those are helping, and help out those that are suffering,” he noted.

Click here for more on the Sevier County wildfire.