Dolly Parton to give $1,000 per month to families who lost everything in Tennessee wildfires

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Country music star Dolly Parton says she wants to help families in her community in eastern Tennessee whose homes and memories were reduced to ashes this week.

She’s created a fund through her Dollywood Companies and hopes to give each family affected by the wildfires $1,000 a month for six months to help them get “back on their feet.”

“I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” she said in a video message released Wednesday.

“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.”

 

You can donate to the Dollywood Foundation’s relief fund here.