Dolly Parton has created the My People Fund to help victims of the wildfires in East Tennessee.
Dolly Parton has promised to give $1,000 a month to families until they are able to rebuild their lives.
Parton said in a video she released:
“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, the 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.”