Great Smoky Mountains Wildfire

$5,540 of $10k goal

Raised by 60 people in 4 months
Annie Malone  SEVIERVILLE, TN
11.28.2016: The Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee caught fire. Due to low rainfall this year and large windgusts, the fire quite literally spread like wildfire to cover many parts of Sevier County. This GoFundMe page is specifically for the loved ones in my hometown who are now grieving the loss of numerous homes and businesses, as well as the loss of natural beauty in the Smokies. My childhood home burned to the ground. Fortunately, no one was home and my family is safe.

My sweet Tennessee town is hurting right now. My name is Annie Malone & I am active duty military, currently stationed in San Diego, CA and can't go help at this time. But what I can do is help as best I can financially. So please, if you feel led to, please donate to help my community that I lovingly call home.

As mentioned earlier, the funds will specifically go to families in Sevier County I know who need help purchasing basic necessities they have lost in the wildfires, i.e., clothes, shoes, food. I also plan to help support my parents with some of the funds to help them re-purchase basic itmes. With the holidays near, I would also like to contribute to families with children who won't have Christmas gifts this year. Any remaining funds will be given to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
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Update 9
Posted by Annie Malone
4 months ago
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Want to find another way help support East Tennessee recover & rebuild? Buy this t-shirt I'm wearing in my video update: http://imagineitusa.com/wearsvalleystrong/tshirtorder.html
GSM Wildfire Update 12/10
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Update 8
Posted by Annie Malone
4 months ago
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Great Smoky Mountains Wildfire has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to so many of you! Tonight I purchased multiple gift cards for families so they can buy groceries and home supplies. They will be arriving to people by the end of the week. Will post pictures and updates as they come in! Thank you again everyone....let's keep the momentum going! YOU are helping.
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Update 7
Posted by Annie Malone
4 months ago
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Sorry for all the "uhs" and "umms" ...I wasn't quite awake yet!
Video update 12/5/2016
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Update 6
Posted by Annie Malone
4 months ago
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I continue to be overwhelmed by the love and support this page has received. I know I don't know many of you who have supported, but I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Some of you know my parents, know my siblings, know me, or know someone who shared this page, but regardless, we are all one and your generosity has been so humbling.

An update on my parents: they are set to return to Knoxville this afternoon. They were supposed to return yesterday, but got bumped off their flight out of San Francisco twice. My sister and brother are picking them up today. Please pray for strength and peace as they see what's left of their home for the first time. I can only imagine how exhausted they are from traveling for the past 2 days. Temporary lodging has also been set up for them in Wears Valley.

Your donations were able to bless a woman who lost who entire home Monday night. She is pregnant and due next month. I have purchased some items from her registry (everything lost during the fire) and they are being mailed to her this week. That is just one example of the many people who will be touched by your generosity. Please pray that God continue to uses these funds for His glory.

Some of you have asked where you can mail donations. At this time, I am unsure. When I find a good mailing address, I will update.

PS- to my Navy family: you guys ROCK. I haven't been able to reach out to you individually to say thank you, but just know I am blown away by your love & support. From the bottom of my heart, I love you all.
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$5,540 of $10k goal

Raised by 60 people in 4 months
Created November 29, 2016
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$50
Augustus Raymond
3 months ago
$200
Anonymous
4 months ago
$100
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4 months ago
$100
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4 months ago
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Chelsea Melber
4 months ago
$100
Julie Darling
4 months ago

Thoughts and prayers with you

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Dre Atkins
4 months ago
$20
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4 months ago
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$100
Ryan Ford
4 months ago
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$50
Casey Shalkowski
4 months ago

praying for your home <3

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