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GATLINBURG, TENN. (September 19, 2017) – The Mountain Tough Recovery Team (MTRT) announced today it named long-time Sevier County tourism leader and volunteer, Barbara Joines, the new Executive Director effective Oct. 30. Joines most recently served as Senior Vice-President/Chief Operations for Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment. She worked for The Dollywood Company for 30 years and retired...
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MOUNTAIN TOUGH OFFICE OPENS JUNE 1 *Applicants should schedule appointments with organization GATLINBURG, TENN. (Tuesday, May 30, 2017)- The Gatlinburg office of the Mountain Tough Recovery Team is slated to open on June 1. Case managers currently are making appointments to begin meeting with those in need of services during the recovery process. The new...
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GATLINBURG, TENN. (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)- Representatives from the Mountain Tough Recovery Team (MTRT), the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), and various community leaders today broke ground on the first new home constructed in Gatlinburg as recovery efforts from the November 2016 wildfires continue.
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Location:  Heritage High School, 3741 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804 Date and Time:  April 22 – 23 / Doors open at 6 am
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Location:  ACE HARDWARE, 1025 East Pkwy in Gatlinburg, TN Date and Time:  Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10am
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Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) and the Sevier County Bar Association will offer a FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC for wildfire survivors Monday, March 27. Clinic hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Center at Greystone Lodge on the River, 559 Parkway in Gatlinburg. The Conference Center is at the rear of...
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Appalachia Service Project (ASP) and the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church jointly announce a partnership to assist in the long-term recovery of low-income families devastated by the wildfires in Sevier County. This partnership will work in concert with the Mountain Tough Recovery Team and other agencies engaged in the recovery effort.
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The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance for the Sevier County wildfires has passed, but that does not mean recovery efforts have ended or that FEMA is leaving Tennessee.
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