Dolly Parton Steps Up to Help Tennessee Wildfire Victims With "My People Fund" by Donna John


Dolly Parton has gone above and beyond to help families affected by the recent Tennessee wildfires. In a statement released by the Dollywood Foundation, she has committed to monthly help for those who lost everything. 

“As you may know by now, there have been terrible wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains, the same mountains where I grew up and where my people call home. I have always believed that charity begins at home. That’s why I’ve asked my Dollywood Companies – including the Dollywood Theme Park, and DreamMore Resort; my dinner theater attractions including Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure; and my Dollywood Foundation – to help me establish the 'My People Fund.' We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. To aid in their recovery effort, the Dollywood Foundation will provide $1,000 a month to all of those families who lost their homes in the fires for six months so that they can get back on their feet.”

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