Tennessee Municipal Organizations Create Donation Fund for Sevier County Wildfire Victims

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — City employees and local government officials across the state are joining together to assist colleagues who have been impacted by this week’s Sevier County wildfires.

The relief effort is being coordinated by the Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool, more commonly known as The Pool, and the Tennessee City Management Association (TCMA), along with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), and the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association (TPFFA). Together, these organizations have created a GoFundMe campaign to assist East Tennessee city workers whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed in one of the largest ongoing fires in the Southeast.

The campaign is a means for The Pool’s membership, comprised of nearly 500 municipalities and public entities across Tennessee that employ more than 36,000 staff members, to help their peers in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

“Our co-workers across the state, along with friends and family members, have expressed a heartfelt desire to help their fellow employees in East Tennessee,” says Dawn Crawford, president and CEO of The Pool. “These public servants work tirelessly for their communities, and some of them have lost almost everything but the clothes they had on. Let us remember those who make our lives easier and better through the services they provide.”

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/etn-wildfire-cityemployee-hms-lost to make a contribution or to learn more.

ABOUT THE POOL

The Pool is a nonprofit insurance cooperative in Tennessee that provides a broad range of insurance and risk management services for more than 90 percent of the state’s municipalities and local public agencies. For more information, visit www.thepool-tn.org or call 800-624-9698.

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