(PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.) — Dolly Parton has promised to donate $1,000 per month to families who lost their homes in a devastating wildfire that has burned some 15,000 acres and scorched 700 buildings in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
The famed country singer and owner of a resort that barely escaped the wildfire’s path said her Dollywood Company would set up a fund to benefit the victims in a statement released late Wednesday night.
“I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” Parton said. “We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.”
The “My People Fund” will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families who lost their homes, Parton said in the statement.
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