Dolly Parton is taking a big step to help the victims of the Tennessee wildfires Getty Images/Brian Blanco
Getty Images/Brian Blanco

Dolly Parton just stepped up in a big way to help those people who lost everything in the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires in Tennessee.

She’s partnered with her Dollywood Co., including her Dollywood theme park and DreamMore Resort, to start the My People Fund. The organization will provide $1,000 each month to Sevier County, Tennessee families who lost their homes.

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She says, “I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special. 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.”

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Dolly continues, “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.”

Look for more information on the My People Fund to be announced on Dec. 2.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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