Looks like Taylor Swift is doing the right thing yet again!
The pop superstar is donating $100,000 to a fund established by Dolly Parton to help families affected by the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires in Tennessee, according to multiple media reports!
Swift’s HUGE donation comes on the heels of another $100,000 donation made by the Academy of Country Music — and that’s far from the only way that stars are going about helping those who lost their homes and more in the fires.
On December 13, Smoky Mountain Rise: A Benefit for the My People fund telethon will air on Great American Country, and it’s set to further benefit the victims of the wildfires in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Tiffany Moon, the Executive VP of the Academy of Country Music, shared a statement about Swift’s donation and the group’s larger plans for the telethon:
“The Academy and ACM Lifting Lives are honored to contribute in a meaningful way to Dolly’s heroic efforts to help the people of her hometown ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ and when Taylor heard what we were planning, she offered to match our gift, which gives it that much more impact. We are so grateful to Taylor for her support to the Academy’s charitable efforts through the years, and for helping us and Dolly Parton assist families in need at a time of crisis.”
So nice of Taylor, the ACM, and EVERYONE involved!
Dolly’s Dollywood Foundation My People Fund is set to benefit all those fire victims in Sevier County, Tennessee, and will provide up to $1,000 per month to familie whose homes are uninhabitable as a result of the fire.
Such a touching and important gesture, and it’s so good to know these stars haven’t forgotten a group of people horribly affected by such a tragic series of fires.
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]