— FEMA/Jana Baldwin


Starting in late November, wildfires roared through eastern Tennessee resulting in 13 fatalities and over 80 injuries, according to a FEMA report on December 4th. A mandatory evacuation was issued for Gatlinburg.


PDA Response

 PDA has been in touch with the Presbytery of East Tennessee to coordinate assistance. Two National Response Team members deployed on December 1st to provide emotional and spiritual support and to assess the needs of the areas. We are using our U.S. Wildfires account for this response, you can designate gifts to DR000165. 


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