Yesterday Dolly Parton took to twitter to announce that The Dollywood Foundation would be giving $1,000 per month for six months to families who lost everything in the wildfires. She posted a video with the caption “Help those who lost their homes in the Tennessee wildfires. Donate to the My People Fund by visiting http://DollywoodFoundation.org . #mypeoplefund” (Post/ video below)
The video states:
“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 people call home.
I have always believed that charity begins at home. 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. To aid in their recovery effort, the Dollywood Foundation will provide $1,000 a month to all of those families who lost their homes in the fires for six months so that they can get back on their feet.”