Here at Dropps HQ, we know that small actions can make a big impact, and we believe that Every Dropps Counts™. That's why we're helping out our friends impacted by the fires in East Tennessee by sending down donated Dropps products to assist with the fire relief efforts at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School.
Want to learn more about how you can help?
Ways to aid in disaster relief can be found by visiting redcross.org/donate. To make a $10 donation by text, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.
Questions about what you can and cannot donate to the American Red Cross ?
Read more here. To volunteer, particularly after the evacuation and during the wildfire recovery, visit redcross.org/volunteer.
- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has also set up a support fund to distribute donations directly to the affected communities and the nonprofits on the ground helping victims and addressing their needs. Donate here: cfmt.org.
- The Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association and the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association are accepting donations to assist victims. Contact Jessica Cardwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg Adkins at greg@tnhta. You can also call 615-385-9970. Checks can be mailed to the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association, 475 Craighead St., Nashville, TN 37204.
- Kroger has joined with the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross to provide financial aid. Donations will be accepted at all Middle and East Tennessee Kroger stores, Northern Alabama Kroger stores, and Southern Kentucky Kroger locations. All money will be forwarded directly to the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross. The company will also make a $10,000 corporate contribution.
- First Tennessee Bank will match donations from the public to East Tennessee Red Cross, up to $50,000. People can donate at any First Tennessee financial center. You can find locations here. First Tennessee is also matching donations for those affected by the Chattanooga bus tragedy.
GoFundMe and YouCaring.com donation pages have been started in support of the Summers brothers, who were caught in the fires, sustained severe burns and were airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center where they are currently being treated. Jared, Wesley and Branson Summers — members of Nashville-based band Renaissance Fair and well-loved employees in the local restaurant scene — went to Gatlinburg with their parents to celebrate Thanksgiving. The family evacuated together but was forced to flee on foot and were split up — with the parents going one way and the brothers another.