Miller County 4-H is helping in the relief efforts for those who lost so much due to recent wildfires in the South, particularly in the state of Tennessee.

The Miller County group is joining the efforts of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Tennessee 4-H, who are collecting gift cards for people displaced and affected by the wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee. Fires earlier this month destroyed thousands of acres of forests, burned hundreds of buildings and businesses, and claimed several lives. The schools are completely destroyed in Gatlinburg with 17,000 acres of parks destroyed.

At the present time there are 30 4-H families that have lost everything in the fire. In addition, a mother and her two daughters are still missing. These two daughters are both 4-H members, ages 12 and 9.

Gift cards of any monetary value to nationally recognized retailers are appreciated and can be mailed to our office at 400 Laurel * Suite 215, Texarkana, AR 71854 or dropped off at any of our local 4-H clubs. 100% of all proceeds will be given directly to 4-H victims in Tennessee.  The Miller County 4-H will be collecting gift cards through January 2017.

For more information you can call (870)-779-3609.