For 18 years, I called East Tennessee my home, and it is still home to me. Last night I watched videos, read reports and viewed images of familiar places being consumed by flames. My heart grieves for those I love who are still in the area.
If you can help with a donation, of any size, I know it would help those fighting the blaze and those struggling right now with such catastrophic losses, especially now at the Christmas season. Visit any of the links below to donate.
They also need your prayers, lots of them.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Ways to help locally: Click here
Keep track of the progress and get updates here: Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
Donate to Sevier County Rescue Squad (they operate solely upon donations)
Donate to Pittman Center Fire Department
Donate to East TN Red Cross