24 Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $98,000 in Total Grants
24 Volunteer Fire Departments That Responded to Sevier Fires
to Receive $98,000 in Grants, Tues., Jan. 24, at ETF Annual Meeting
In support and appreciation of 24 Volunteer Fire Departments (VFDs) in our region that heroically responded to help fight the wildfires that ravaged Sevier County / Gatlinburg late last year, East Tennessee Foundation is providing grants from the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund totaling $98,000.
The Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund was established to accept gifts from concerned citizens who want to help our region in times of disaster. When disasters occur, the proceeds of the fund allow the East Tennessee Foundation to make a timely grant to those nonprofits identified in need that provide critical services for those impacted.
Grantee awards will go to Andersonville VFD, Claxton VFD, Marlow VFD and Medford VFD in Anderson county; Blount County Fire Protection District and Townsend VFD in Blount County; Centerview VFD, Cosby VFD, Del Rio VFD, Grassy Fork VFD, Long Creek VFD and Parrottsville VFD in Cocke County; Loudon County Fire and Rescue, Greenback VFD, Philadelphia VFD and Tellico Village VFD in Loudon County; Ball Play Fire Department, Coker Creek VFD, Mount Vernon VFD, Tellico Plains Rural VFD and Turkey Creek VFD in Monroe County; Caton Chapel VFD, English Mountain VFD, Gatlinburg VFD, Kodak VFD, Pigeon Forge VFD, Pittman Center VFD, Sevier County Rescue Squad, Sevier County VFD, Sevierville VFD, Seymour VFD, Waldens Creek VFD and Wears Valley VFD; Bloomingdale VFD, Sullivan West VFD and Warriors Path VFD in Sullivan County.