Tennessee colleges offer wildfire relief for Gatlinburg victims

Madison Rexroat

Recent wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn. have killed seven people and damaged several homes and businesses in the area.

Local colleges, with many students who have fond memories of Gatlinburg, are helping those who have been affected by the wildfires.

Several colleges like Carson-Newman University and Tennessee Wesleyan University are collecting wildfire relief donations – food, blankets, medical supplies, etc.

Other schools like Walters State Community College have students that actually went to aid in firefighting efforts and animal rescue. The University of Tennessee has created opportunities for students and staff to volunteer and donate to organizations that are helping with the situation like the American Red Cross and the Dollywood Foundation.

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