The fires that have torn through Tennessee’s Gatlinburg around the Great Smoky Mountains has been devastating to watch and to read about the images and reports are awful. While it seems that two youngsters are responsible for setting the fires to begin with, the on going draught has only made matters worse. It seems that the past few months we’ve seen too many natural disasters, especially in this area that need our help and our attention, Hurricane Matthew being the last we wrote about.
If you want to help those who are seriously in need in and around the greater Gatlinburg area the International Business Times gave a very detailed write up for those both locally in Tennessee and for those further away of how they can help. Below we’ve given a very quick summary, mostly for those who are not in the general vicinity, but want to pitch in.
For most of us making monetary donations is really the best and most direct way we can help. The IBTimes listed four locally focused organizations that are all excellent choices: