website will serve as Sevier County fire info site

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) Several Sevier County organizations are teaming up to create a website to serve as a one-stop-shop for information on the fires. was named for a statement by the Mayor of Gatlinburg, Mike Werner.

“We are Mountain Tough, and we have a strong, strong faith in God.”

They also have a new phone bank to answer questions.

Locals dial 2-1-1. People outside the area can call 865-215-4211.

The call center will operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

The website and 2-1-1 can provide current and accurate information on the following:

• Non-profit organizations that are accepting monetary donations and information on those organizations.
• How do you contribute in-kind donations such as food, clothing, toys and school supplies.
• How to schedule a drop-off of in-kind donations.
• An updated list of items currently being accepted and items that are not being accepted.
• Information on warehouse locations and victim relief centers accepting in-kind donations.
• Updated video of Gatlinburg and the area as it recovers.
• Current updates and press releases.
• A link to GIS mapping of the fire damage.
• How to volunteer to assist in the recovery efforts.
• How your organization or group can sign up to help with the recovery efforts.

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