Fire erupts on the side of The Spur on Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. In Gatlinburg, smoke and fire caused the mandatory evacuation of downtown and surrounding areas, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. (Jessica Tezak/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
Relief organizations and volunteers are working in Gatlinburg and East Tennessee to help those affected by the wildfires and aid in cleanup. Here are ways that you can help:
The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501c3 organization created to assist the local business community and citizens through various charitable efforts. Donations to this organization will be used to address the needs of people affected by the Gatlinburg fire.
Dolly Parton's My People Fund aims to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. To aid in their recovery effort, the Dollywood Foundation will provide $1,000 a month to all of those families who lost their homes in the fires for six months so that they can get back on their feet.