The raging chaos and destruction of the Tennessee fires have left eleven dead and forced many to flee their homes. In response, country music legend Dolly Parton has committed to helping families that lost their houses this week with a six month donation program.
The “My People Fund” created through Dollywood Companies, will provide each family impacted by the wildfires $1,000 a month for six months in an effort to help them get back on their feet.
Saying in a video message released earlier this week, “I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special.”
Adding, “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.”
To donate directly to the fund, go to the Dollywood Foundation page.
On social media, the singer stressed the importance of helping those who lost their homes to the wildfires in a tweet, which has been shared more than 8,000 times.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) December 1, 2016
Recently, the Dollywood park owner spent time with Miley Cyrus and the A cappella group Pentatonix at “The Voice” this week to sing “Jolene,” the hit song from Parton’s past.
— Pentatonix (@PTXofficial) November 30, 2016