How to help: Smoky Mountain fire evacuees

Look at wildfire on Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Report It! Chris Higgins)
Look at wildfire on Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Report It! Chris Higgins)

GATLINBURG (WATE) – Many East Tennessee organizations and businesses are helping evacuees after a wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Yassin’s Falafel House is holding an emergency supply drive Tuesday. Supporters can drop off cases of water or Gatorade in the public parking area near 706 Walnut Street in downtown Knoxville. The restaurant will have a U-Haul truck there from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, or when the truck is full. The items will be taken to Gatlinburg later in the day.

Barker Lounge in Sevierville is taking in pets of evacuees. People are able to donate animal crates to the shelter.

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