PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dolly Parton announced Wednesday a new effort by the Dollywood Company and Dollywood Foundation to help the victims of the wildfires.
The new “My People Fund” will give $1,000 a month to Sevier County families who lost their homes.
Parton made the announcement through the foundation’s website with a video message.
“We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires,” she said. “I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.”
Anyone who would like to contribute to the My People Fund may visit DollywoodFoundation.org.
More information on the program will be released on Friday, Dec. 2.
The statement on the website read, in full:
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 …