Work begins on Fire and Faith home rebuild project in Gatlinburg

Fire and Faith project benefits Giles Co. native Sarah Benson and husband Terry


GATLINBURG – God's pit crew is hard at work building a home for a couple who lost everything in the Gatlinburg wildfire.
The Fire and Faith project benefits Giles County native Sarah Benson and her husband Terry.

Click here to read about their story.
This week volunteers finished laying the footers and started on the foundation.

Written messages and scripture written by members and volunteers to the couple were sealed in the cinderblocks that make the foundation. Volunteers, sponsors and donors are still needed for the project.

Everyday this month, God’s Pit Crew is holding a ladder tree fundraiser at the Lowe’s in Danville. Similar to the Salvation Army Angel Tree at Christmas, tags with items to purchase hang on a ladder outside the store. Those tags can be picked up by customers who either wish to make a donation, or purchase specific items for the build.

The first day of the event raised more than $2,500 for the build.

God’s Pit Crew group still needs to raise more than fifty thousand dollars to complete the build. You can click here to donate. Select the designated project “Fire and Faith” while making an online donation. God’s Pit Crew stresses that no donation is too small to help.

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