The fund will provide monthly assistance to those who lost homes in Tennessee wildfires.
Dolly Parton announced in a video message released Wednesday night a new effort by The Dollywood Company and The Dollywood Foundation to establish a fund to assist the people whose lives and livelihoods have been affected by the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires in Tennessee. The new My People Fund will provide $1,000 each month to Sevier County families who lost their homes because of the blazes.
“I’ve always believed charity begins at home,” Parton said, “and my home is someplace 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.
“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.”
Here is Dolly Parton’s message.
Anyone who would like to contribute to the My People Fund may visit www.dollywoodfoundation.org. More information on the program will be released on Friday, December 2.