Donations pour in for East TN wildfire victims - WSMV News 4

Donations pour in for East TN wildfire victims

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Hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed by the wildfires. (WSMV) Hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed by the wildfires. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Red Cross officials say they have received donations from all over the country to help victims of wildfires in East Tennessee.

The outpouring of support has been so great, the Red Cross says it doesn’t have a place to store clothing and water.

The Red Cross says monetary donations are still welcome. Click here for information on how to donate. Donations can also be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee also says money is the best way to help. So far, they have raised nearly $40,000 for victims.

Click here to donate to the Community Foundation.

The Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless is working to help those who have been displaced by the fires. Click here for more information.

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley has set up a fire relief fund to help pets affected by the fires. Click here for more information.

Donation and drop-off sites have been set up across Middle Tennessee, with many banks and corporations committing to matching monetary gifts.

The Church of Christ Disaster Relief headquarters is in Nashville. They are now waiting on the call from Gatlinburg.

The warehouse is prepped year-round for disasters. It includes food for the hungry and supplies for the displaced. One box can support a family of four for five days.

Tennessee may be the Volunteer State, but officials are asking volunteers not to self-deploy to Sevier County. They say a process will be put in place by state officials to manage volunteers.

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