The Appalachian Relief Fund, established by Mary Patterson and friends, is a registered charitable organization dedicated primarily to relief efforts in areas of East Tennessee with high poverty and unemployment figures.
ARF collects and receives donated clothing and household items and holds several yard sales each year to raise funds to buy food and holiday gifts. We accept donations of gently used items as well as cash, and are a legally registered charity, so that your donations are tax deductible.
Mary Patterson is now collecting for Christmas and Thanksgiving. If you would like to catch the Volunteer Spirit you can make donations of coats to the Appalachian Relief Fund. Contact Mary by phone at 865-661-2656 or on the organization's Facebook.