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ALAN seeks industry help for clean up efforts from the Smoky Mountain wildfires
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ALAN is still in need for your continued support for the Gatlinburg area fires, and one item that has been requested is 300 linear feet of pallet rack that is no more than 9 feet in height. If you or someone you know can assist please contact Kathy Fulton at 863 668-4238 or email her at

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The material handling community is always there for our neighbors in their time of need. In November the eastern Tennessee region particularly in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas in Sevier County as they suffered major wildfires and storm damage.

Here are some ways to assist in helping rebuild the communities affected:

American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is working with emergency management and nonprofit organizations responding to the devastating wildfires in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast. ALAN is seeking donations of forklifts and pallet jacks for use in distribution of relief supplies. As specific requests are identified they will shared here.  If your business can provide equipment, please contact Kathy Fulton at

The American Red Cross has asked for cash donations only for the time being. Text 90999 to make a $10 donation or click here to select a different amount. 

The Gatlinburg Relief Fund has been established at SmartBank. Donations can be dropped off at any location or mailed to: Gatlinburg Relief Fund, SmartBank, P.O. Box 1910, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 or call 865-453-2650 for more information.

The First Tennessee Foundation will match donations from the public to the East Tennessee Red Cross, up to a total of $50,000, made through any First Tennessee financial center across the state. The First Tennessee Foundation is a Tennessee nonprofit corporation established in 1993. More information is available at and

City of Pigeon Forge Fire Relief Fund - Donations can be made at any CNB branch or mailed to: Citizens National Bank 200 Forks of the River Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862

Dollywood Foundation "My People Fund" The Dollywood Companies including the Dollywood Theme Park, Dream More Resort, Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure and the Dollywood Foundation has established the "My People Fund".  This fund will aid to the recovery effort and will provide a $1,000 a month to all of the families who lost their homes in the wildfires.