As of December 20th 2018, the Mountain Tough Recovery Team has fulfilled its mission of assisting Sevier County residents to get back on their feet after the wildfire on November 28th 2016.  During the process of resolving the remaining open cases, we identified some additional ongoing needs that were still present within the community.  As a result, the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund will continue to provide ongoing financial assistance to three additional organizations to help fulfill these needs.


For continuing case management needs such as financial assistance for utilities and rent, please reach out to Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (SMARM) or 865-908-3453.

For continuing mental health needs, please reach out to Helen Ross McNabb or 865-429-0557

For assistance with food items in Gatlinburg, please reach out to Sevier County Food Ministries at or 865-428-5182