Dolly Parton Establishes 'My People Fund' To Assist Great Smoky Mountains Wildfire Victims
December 1, 2016 at 7:41 AM (PT)
Country icon and EAST TENNESSEE native DOLLY PARTON has established a fund, in conjunction with THE DOLLYWOOD COMPANY and THE DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION, to assist the victims of the GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS wildfires. PARTON's new "MY PEOPLE FUND" will provide $1,000 per month to SEVIER COUNTY families who lost their homes during the wildfires that have devastated the region (NET NEWS 11/29).
"I've always believed charity begins at home, and my home is some place special," said PARTON. "That's why I've asked my DOLLYWOOD COMPANIES -- including 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. I know it has been a trying time for my people, and this assistance will help them back on their feet."
See PARTON's full video announcement of the MY PEOPLE FUND here, and for more information on the FUND, visit the DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION website here.