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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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In the weeks after disaster strikes, the path to recovery can pose many uncertainties. Something as routine as waking up for work or as pressing as completing home repairs can become daunting.
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People displaced by the Sevier County wildfires at the end of November can get a free eye exam and free eyeglasses, thanks to Smoky Mountain Lions Charities. The charity’s mobile vision lab will be set up on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg which has been the distribution point for goods and services are given out to fire victims. Fully-trained eye care professionals will conduct eye tests between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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The Gatlinburg disaster recovery center will end operations Friday but survivors of the Sevier County wildfires still have until Monday to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.
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