Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Red Cross Serves 10K Meals & Snacks to Wildfire Evacuees; 1K Meals to Firefighters

So far, more than 10,000 meals and snacks have been served to wildfire evacuees at Red Cross shelters in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area of East Tennessee in the past couple of days. Additionally, nearly 1,000 meals have been served to firefighters battling the devastating wildfires. This Washington Post story below highlights what has been happening during the past couple of days.

Thanks to everyone who has donated, reached out with offers to help, and shared our Facebook and Twitter posts. Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.

The Red Cross is still accepting monetary donations for wildfire relief efforts. A financial donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief can help provide shelter for someone who has had to leave their home as well as food and water for them to eat. Help people affected by disasters like wildfires in Tennessee and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small. To donate, people can visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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