How To Donate To and Support WNC Firefighters Battling Nearly 50,000 Acres of Fire

Published Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm

NC Forest LogoFirefighters in western North Carolina greatly appreciate the donations they have received from community members and businesses. The generosity has been overwhelming for volunteer fire departments and Forest Service offices. 

In an effort to manage donated materials, North Carolina Department of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Western North Carolina Association of Firefighters and the North Carolina and U.S. Forest Service, asks that community members direct their donations to specific counties.

Buncombe County: Fairview Fire Department 828-628-2001

Burke County: Fire Information Hot Line 828-764-9380

Clay County: Office of Emergency Management 828-389-9640

Cherokee County: Office of Emergency Management 828-837-7352

Graham County: Office of Emergency Management 828-479-7967

Jackson County: Office of Emergency Management 828-586-7592

Macon County: Office of Emergency Management 828-349-2067

Henderson and Rutherford Counties are asking for donations to follow specific guidelines as described below:

Rutherford County Henderson County
Due to the overwhelming community support our County staff and firefighting personnel have received, we ask that donations be limited to ONLY the following items at this time:

beef jerky

chap stick

eye wash

wool caps/toboggans

bandanas

protein bars

breakfast bars

boot socks

travel size hand wipes

travel size hand lotion

travel size Gold Bond foot powder

handwarmer gloves

Due to the overwhelming community support our County staff and firefighting personnel have received, we ask that donations be limited to ONLY the following items at this time:

beef jerky

chap stick

eye wash

wool caps/toboggans

bandanas

protein bars

breakfast bars

boot socks

travel size hand wipes

travel size hand lotion

travel size Gold Bond foot powder

handwarmer gloves

Deliver to:

Rutherford Life Services

230 Fairground Road

Spindale NC 28160

Deliver to:

Mud Creek Baptist Church

403 Rutledge Drive

Hendersonville, NC 28739

“Mission Impact Center”

Drop-off Hours:

Saturday November 19th – Tuesday November 22nd 10 AM – 6 PM

This location will be open starting Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10am to 6pm.  It will also be open November 21st through November 23 from 10am to 6pm.  Additional dates and times will be announced later if needed.  

 

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