Mountain Tough begins meeting with wildfire victims

(Photo: Mark Nagi/TDOT)

GATLINBURG (WATE) – On Thursday The Mountain Tough fund began helping victims of the Sevier County wildfires.

Mountain Tough will provide case management for those still looking for resources after the wildfire by using funds donated by the Dollywood Foundation and other organizations

Executive Director Janice Hendrix says victims should set up an appointment to come in and talk to a case manager about the options available.

“Someone would come in and any ongoing difficulties that they may be experiencing related to the fire will be evaluated, goals will be set with individuals and families,” said Hendrix.

Hendrix says the first day went well and the office received several phone calls.

Anyone that needs assistance can apply online and schedule an appointment. Mountain Tough will determine eligibility through the online application. Applicants without internet access can call the Mountain Tough office at 865-436-8112.

Case managers will meet with applicants to figure out options and unmet needs.

The Mountain Tough office is located at 906 East Parkway, Suite 3 in Gatlinburg.

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