Southeast Produce Council Donates $10,000 to Gatlinburg Fire Relief Efforts
MILLEN, GA - With last week’s fires spreading across the Smoky Mountains, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses, the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) has once again stepped in to serve its community. SEPC has announced it will donate $10,000 to help the residents of Gatlinburg and Sevier County Tennessee.
“One of the core values the SEPC was founded on is community,” said David Sherrod, SEPC Executive Director upon the announcement. “We are dedicated to supporting our communities and helping those affected by tragedy however we can.”
This donation comes after the support of emergency service crews, who worked tirelessly to contain the flames that left parts of the region either damaged or destroyed. The council’s press release also noted that among the thousands of residents displaced were also members of SEPC.
“Our hearts go out to all of those who have been affected by these disastrous fires,” added Sherrod, recognizing the hard work of the emergency crews. “We pray that the structural rebuild is quick, but more importantly that emotional healing will be restored through faith.”
Those who wish to add to SEPC’s generous donation can help those affected through the Gatlinburg Relief Fund here.