On November 28, 2016 a devastating Wildfire ravaged Gatlinburg, TN and the surrounding area. Over 2400 homes were completely destroyed. Many folks are well on the way to recovery and our area is blessed with the help of Dolly Parton and the "My People Fund". Some of us have good insurance and are well taken care of and surrounded by an awesome support group of friends and family. The Heal and Rebuild Project was created by me, Pete Jucker, my wife Joy and I lost our home and all of our belongings that were in it. Joy just barely escaped the fire with our 2 dogs and cat, drove through the fire down Wiley Oakley drive and was able to get to Pigeon Forge where the Margaritaville Motel gave her a room. I spent the night of the fire at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park taking care of about 2 dozen evacuees because the fire cut me off from downtown. The Heal and Rebuild Project
is my way of helping the rebuilding process. There are many folks that need our help and do not have the resources that some of us have.
we Heal and Rebuild ourselves and our soul
we Heal and Rebuild our homes
we Heal and Rebuild our community
Blue Sky - Green Mountains
Heart of the Smoky Mountains
Red, orange and yellow of sunrise, sunset and fire
The blackened hills are but for a fleeting moment
How the Heal and Rebuild Project works
Rebuilders – may request a flag to be displayed at your building site at no charge. We will come out to your rebuild location and hang the flag for free. Fly some color and cheer in your neighborhood. USA Flag also available.
Sponsors – you may request a flag, hand sign it or write a special message on it. Send it back to us and we will post it to a rebuilders site. 100% of your sponsor donation will help the less fortunate families. You may also request a 2nd flag for your own use to show your support for the Heal and Rebuild Project. We suggest a donation in the 3 to 4-digit range, but any amount will be appreciated.
Where to put your message on the flag – please leave the heart shape area for the Wildfire Survivors. Write your message anywhere else on the flag. Use permanent markers and a piece of cardboard under the flag, as it will bleed through.
We are not a non-profit organization and your donations are not tax deductible. However, 100% of your donations will be dispersed to the Wildfire Survivor Families. All our flags, magnets, stickers and other products are donated and all our people working on this project are volunteers.
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Heal and Rebuild Project - PO Box 37 - Gatlinburg, TN 37738