Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Official Sevier County Government Website and Recovery Hotline Established for Disaster Relief

The Sevier County Economic Development Council, in conjunction with Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, created a website that is as a one-stop-shop for information related to the recent wildfires in Sevier County. You can visit it at

County officials have also collaborated with United Way of Greater Knoxville to announce the transition of all Sevier County wildfire recovery-related calls to East Tennessee 2-1-1.   Local residents can dial 2-1-1 toll free, and concerned citizens outside the local area can dial 865-215-4211.  The call center will operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

The website and 2-1-1 can provide current and accurate information on the following:

Non-profit organizations that are accepting monetary donations and information on those organizations.
How do you contribute in-kind donations such as food, clothing, toys and school supplies.
How to schedule a drop-off of in-kind donations.
An updated list of items currently being accepted and items that are not being accepted.
Information on warehouse locations and victim relief centers accepting in-kind donations.
Updated video of Gatlinburg and the area as it recovers.
Current updates and press releases.
A link to GIS mapping of the fire damage.
How to volunteer to assist in the recovery efforts.
How your organization or group can sign up to help with the recovery efforts.
And much more.

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