How to Help in the Wake of the Gatlinburg Fires

After wildfires devastated much of Sevier County in Tennessee late Monday, the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association and its members are working to help area residents and businesses. Here's how you can help:


Donate Goods

In coordination with the local Sevier County hospitality and tourism associations, you can donate the following products:
  • Fruit, granola and energy bars, etc.
  • Water and bottled drinks for shelters in Pigeon Forge
  • Stuffed animals, games, coloring books, etc. for children
  • Diapers, baby clothes and children's clothes
  • Underwear – men’s and women’s, any size
  • Medicine – Aspirin, Tylenol, Tums, etc.
  • Hygiene – Deodorant, feminine products, soaps, lotions
  • Blankets and towels
  • Plastic bags
You can deliver those products to the following locations:

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, 2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge TN 37868
Contact: Christie Balog, christieb@pfhospitality.org

Knoxville Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37915
Contact: Brent Lackley or Jamie Cunningham, 865-215-8900 

TnHTA Office, 475 Craighead St., Nashville, TN 37204
Contact: Jessica Cardwell or Greg Adkins, 615-385-9970


Donate to the Red Cross

The American Red Cross is accepting donations for evacuees and first responders to the Sevier County fire.

The Red Cross is not looking for untrained volunteers, but it is accepting monetary donations. You can make a $10 donation by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999.

The organization is also accepting donations at the Pigeon Forge Fire Hall Station 1 at 3229 Rena Street in Pigeon Forge.