CINCINNATI -- Wildfires tearing through Gatlinburg, Tennessee, since Monday have destroyed at least 150 buildings, killed four and hospitalized a dozen by Wednesday morning, the Associated Press reports, so now residents must start to rebuild.
More than 14,000 people have evacuated the area, and they need everything from diapers and detergent to bottled water. Matthew 25: Ministries will be heading south Thursday with personal care kits, cleaning supplies, clean up and safety supplies, paper products and water.
Matthew 25: Ministries will accept the following donations for disaster relief:
Matthew 25: Ministries will continue to post more information as it becomes available. Please continue to check the website here and follow Matthew 25 on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information regarding their response and how people can help.
As always, the Red Cross is another major source of support, and there are charities in Tennessee that can be found online including the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley to help pets and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee that goes to area nonprofit organizations.