1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Feb 2, 2017

1-800-SWEEPER Foundation Distributes Funds to Aid Gatlinburg TN Fire Victims

On February 1, 2017, the 1-800-SWEEPER Foundation made a $2,500.00 donation to help the victims of the wildfires in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas in Tennessee. Days-long fires ravaged an estimated 17,000 acres and destroyed more than 100 structures in late November 2016. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported that approximately 700 structures were impacted and about 14,000 residents were displaced.

Local 1-800-SWEEPER Partner, Pete Phillips of Clean Sweep, Inc. in Chattanooga, TN, presented the check to a representative of the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund to aid the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfires.

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