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Wildfires Have Destroyed Much of Gatlinburg, Tennessee

November 29, 2016

News reports out of North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia paint a sobering a heartbreaking picture of destruction from some of the worst wildfires in American history consume dry, tender land at breakneck speeds.  As of Tuesday morning (11.29.16), reports of widespread destruction of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency stating thirty structures in the town are on fire with a dozen or so not making it. Westgate Resorts, Ober Gatlinburg and Black Bear Falls have all been consumed by the wildfire with much, if not all, being destroyed.  Over 14,000 residents in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas have been evacuated as resources are stretch to the max and many families losing everything they own to the fire.

Here is some important information

The quickest way to assist in fire relief efforts is to send money.  You can send money through the American Red Cross by CLICKING HERE, with options to send lcoally, to diaster relief or where it is needed most.  

To donate by check or to this specific cause, complete this donation form [CLICK HERE>, print and send to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839.

Friends and family looking for information of specific people in the affected areas of wildfires in the southeast can can check the American Red Cross Safe and Well web site [CLICK HERE> and search names.  You can also access this information via Facebook [CLICK HERE>.

SOURCE: The Tennessean