Dolly Parton will never forget where she came from.
In the aftermath of the devastating Tennessee wildfires that burned some 15,000 acres and 700 buildings, the country music legend is doing her part to help all the families who lost everything and are struggling to get back on their feet.
The 70-year-old released a video statement on Wednesday night explaining her organization’s efforts to give back to her hometown by promising to give $1,000 a month for six months to all the families in need.
Miz Parton said:
“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 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ 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.”
Watch the always-adorable singer detail her efforts (below)!
Help those who lost their homes in the Tennessee wildfires. Donate to the My People Fund by visiting https://t.co/Uydp1gDCwJ . #mypeoplefund pic.twitter.com/xyvXoCeIE1
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) December 1, 2016
And to donate click HERE.
Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by these tragic wildfires!
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