Two boxes are available at 580 S. Jefferson Ave. for non-perishable food, pet supplies, children’s entertainment, clothes and more, Harrison Young, UCHRA outreach coordinator, said. A more extensive list of needed items is below. Donations will be sent to Knoxville Friday evening and will be taken to fitting locations recommended by the Knoxville Sentinel.
To make a monetary $10 donation, text “REDCROSS” to 90999; the American Red Cross will add a charge to your next phone bill.
The death toll from the fires now stands at seven. Wildfire has damaged or destroyed more than 700 homes and businesses across Sevier County this week.
High energy snacks, water, Gatorade, other bottled drinks, grocery gift cards
Baby food, baby bottles, formula, puffs, baby biscuits
Baby wipes, diapers, pacifiers, gently-worn baby clothes, Desitin/Aquaphor, baby blankets, teething tablets
Board games, coloring books, crayons, playing cards, handheld video games, toys, books, chalk
TOILETRIES AND PERSONAL CARE ITEMS
Feminine products, tooth brushes, tooth paste, hand sanitizer, deodorant, mouth wash, combs, brushes, soap, shampoo, body wash, disposable razors, loofa sponges, tissues, toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, chapstick, eye drops
WAYS TO KEEP WARM
Blankets, gloves, coats, scarves, gift cards for clothing, gently-worn clothes, bandanas, hats, beanies, sleeping bags, shoes, thermal shirts and pants
Batteries, flashlights, wet wipes, trash bags, pain medication, notebooks, pens/pencils/markers, pillows, antacids, fuel cards, flashlights, foldable chairs, towels, Walmart gift cards
Dog and cat food, kennels