In response to wildfires that have burned homes and businesses and displaced thousands of residents in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas, 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.

“First Tennessee is proud to be Tennessee’s bank, and we support our fellow Tennesseans in times of crisis,” said Pam Fansler, First Tennessee president in East Tennessee. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our customers, friends and neighbors who have been affected by this tragedy.”