How To Help The Brave East Texas Firefighters [UPDATE]
Local East Texas Fire Departments in need of supplies. (i.e Gatorade, water, fruit, etc etc). As you know we have many hard working men and women out fighting the wild fires that are endangering lives and destroying everything in it's path. We have been able to contact a few local area fire departments and have a list of where you can drop off some much needed supplies.
Firefighters in Avinger are in need of the following items: Tube socks, saline drops (NO Visine), saline nose spray, snacks, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, and chapstick. NO water is needed at this time! Contact Susan Young at 903-645-7960 for more information.
Donations can be made at the Tyler Fire Department administration building on Houston Street in Tyler (behind the Rose Garden). Checks can be made payable to: Smith County Volunteer Fire Department Association or the Red Cross
If you would like to help the firefighters in Cherokee and southern Smith County you can donate at the Pct. 3 office on Highway 79 west in Jacksonville.
-Marion County Fire Department
102 W. Austin
Jefferson, TX 75657
903-665-3271 (non emergency)
They are accepting food, high energy snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, etc), hand towels, wipes, and lip balm.
At the present time, they have enough water and Gatorade.
These brave "neighbors" are working in conjunction with Cass County Fire Department since several of the fires are on the Marion/Cass County lines. (Thank you to a KNUE listener J. Lawrence who provided us with this information)
Donations accepted at Henderson County Courthouse in Athens on Wednesday (9/7) from 4p-6p and Saturday (9/10) from 11a-1p. Donations of bottled water and sports drinks, high energy snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, etc), hand towels, wipes, and lip balm.
-Longview - Station #6
2808 McCann Rd
Accepting non-perishable items like protein bars, granola bars, etc -- also accepting water and Gatorade
-Whitehouse Fire Dept
303 East Main Street, Whitehouse - (903) 839-2884
13801 County Road 220, Tyler - (903) 566-3890
1111 Dallas Street Winona, TX 75792 -(903) 877-3711
Other areas that we know are affected by the fires are Sabine, Clarksville, Justin, New Diana, Hallville and Ore city.
We know that our close knit community is always willing to lend a helping hand and help those who need assistance. Let's reach out and help those who protect us!