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3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires
Hall County Sheriffs Office taking truck to area on Friday
Burned structures are seen Tuesday from aboard a National Guard helicopter near Gatlinburg, Tenn. Thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape to escape wildfires that killed several people and destroyed hundreds of homes in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and displaced thousands.

Donations accepted include toiletry items, water, pillows, blankets, baby formula and diapers, toys and pet food.

Three drop-off locations will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday:

  • Hall County Sheriff’s Office, 2859 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

  • South Precinct, 7345 Cody Drive, Flowery Branch

  • North Precinct, 122 Dean St., Clermont

A truck provided by Syfan Logistics will be sent to the southeastern area of Tennessee by 11 a.m. Friday.

For more information or help with donation delivery, contact Deputy Chad Mann at 770-533-7659 or

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