THP does mannequin challenge, asks for donations for wildfire victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) was challenged by the Virginia State Police to take part in the mannequin challenge.

The THP is also teaming up with the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to donate food and supplies to those affected by the devastating wildfires.

Acceding to a press release, officials hope the mannequin challenge will bring attention to the resources needed by the fire victims in East Tennessee. You can the video above or click here if you can’t see it from your mobile device.

The collection period will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, through Tuesday, Dec. 20. Members of the THP will deliver the collected items to the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

Suggested items are blankets, bottled water, canned food, non-perishable food, factory-sealed food items, and pet food.

“Kindness is a gift that we all can share with one another,” said Colonel Tracy Trott. “I am personally requesting that you please show your neighbors in Gatlinburg that you care about them. This is a catastrophic event that affects all Tennesseans.”

The public can drop off items at any of the eight THP District Headquarters statewide. You can visit the website for a list of the district locations. Click here for a list of locations.