Operation Compassion has established disaster relief sites at the Seymour, TN Church of God with Pastor Scott Turner, the Purpose Church of God in Pigeon Forge with Pastor Joel Arwood and with Pastor Tom Sterbens and the New Hope Church in Sevierville.
Product is being sent from a number of our local and regional partners including Gerald McGinnis and Paul Harris from the Knoxville Dream Center, Daniel Murch and Transition Furniture, Larry Miller and Steps for Families and Crystal Springs Water. Blankets, food, bottled water, snacks, chips, cookies, MRE’s and other necessary products are being procured and will be delivered as needed throughout this emergency.
In addition, our disaster relief network of partners is responding as well. Gary LeBlanc and Mercy Chefs are bringing a cooking unit to our site which is capable of preparing and serving thousands of meals. God’s Pit Crew is sending crews to help with clean-up and repairing of homes. Our North Carolina partner is sending a shower trailer for volunteers and survivors to be able to clean up after working.
Operation Compassion is working closely with the local fire department, sheriff’s department, local city police departments, Mayor’s offices, TNVOAD, TEMA and FEMA to better coordinate our response to this epic disaster.
The Smokey Mountain TN fire was not the first response Operation Compassion has had to a local fire. As early as a couple of weeks ago, Operation Compassion responded to the Signal Mountain fire by sending bottled water, blankets and other products to the Waldens Ridge Emergency Services as they worked to control and contain that fire.
Mail or call your donations to:
114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312