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Western North Carolina counties help direct firefighter donations

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. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) -- Firefighters 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

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

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.

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

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
For more information contact Mud Creek Church M-F 9a-5p, #: 828-692-1262

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