In the wake of the Gatlinberg, TN fires the horror community comes together to support each other
The entire town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ordered to evacuate as a wildfire spread over the region early this week.
The wildfire was burning in the mountains near the town on Monday before strong winds caused the fire to rapidly advance toward the town.
The evacuation order was issued early on Monday night by the City of Gatlinburg, home to nearly 4,000 people. In total, 14,000 residents and tourists evacuated the area.
Evacuations were also issued for areas nearby, including Pigeon Forge and in areas along the Spur and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
On Thursday evening, Tennessee officials confirmed that there have been at least 11 fatalities and dozens of injuries due to the wildfire. AccuWeather reported
Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed. A 16-story hotel was among the structures damaged. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslem declared a state of emergency on Thursday to assist survivors of the wildfires.
Country music singer Dolly Parton announced she will help victims and the town of Gatlinburg. She promised the Dollywood Foundation will give $1,000 per month to families who lost their homes.
“We want to provide a hand-up to all those families who lost everything in the fires,” Parton said.
Parton grew up in the Great Smoky mountains area.
One of the horror communities staple convention leaders, WALKER STALKER sent this press release stating:
“Our headquarters and hearts are in Tennessee and we want to do our part to help those affected by this week’s wild fires in Gatlinburg.
This Friday through Sunday use code: TN25 for General Admission tickets to ANY US show and you will receive 25% off your purchase as a thank you.
We will be donating $10 of EVERY ticket purchased with this code to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts. Thank you for helping us to help those in need!” ~ Walker Stalker
*US cities only, does not apply to past purchased.
Please visit WalkerStalker.com for details