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Scott and Ariane December 1, 2016 0

Episode 12: Ode to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains

In this 12th episode we share our feelings, thoughts, and prayers to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg, TN.

The wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg, TN on Monday will go down in the history books for sure. There was devastating loss, and brought tears to so many people that have visited the Park, and the neighboring town of Gatlinburg, and Pigon Forge.

As it seems so devastating, there is also hope that our hiking community will remember what has been given so freely to them for years. The true beauty of the GSMNP, the Rangers, and the town’s people of Gatlinburg.  In this podcast we share how to help and where to bring clothes and supplies to those who have been displaced out of their  homes.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Red Cross information give and how to donate just 10 bucks to help….the FireFighters!

Ariane shares her experience with the Fireflies and the magical Mt. LeConte experience

Scott shares his first experience in Gatlinburg as a Appalachian Thru-Hiker….”dinner is on us”.

Below is how you can help:

The Gatlinburg Relief Fund has been established at SmartBank. Donations can be dropped off at any location or mailed to:
Gatlinburg Relief Fund
SmartBank
P.O. Box 1910
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
Call 865-453-2650 for more information.

The organization is accepting donations at the Pigeon Forge Fire Hall Station 1 at 3229 Rena Street in Pigeon Forge and New
Hope Church of God in Kodak:
2450 Winfield Dunn Pkwy
Kodak, Tennessee
865-932-4673
Open from 8 to 8

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

Red Cross workers have served more than 10,000 meals and snacks to wildfire evacuees at shelters in the Galinburg and Pigeon Forge area as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Red Cross has served nearly 1,000 meals to firefighters battling the fires.

www.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMountainsAssociation/
www.facebook.com/ChimneyTops2Fire