Dollywood to donate $1,000 per month to East TN fire victims

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SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — The Dollywood Foundation is making a significant contribution to aid those who have lost everything in the recent wildfires.

According to their website, the foundation will be donating $1,000 a month to all of the families who lost their homes. The donations will be given to the families for the next six months to help get them back on their feet.

“As you may know by know, there have been terrible wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains, the same mountains where I grew up and where my people call home,” Dolly Parton wrote. “I have always believed that charity begins at home. That’s why I’ve asked my Dollywood companies to help me establish the ‘My People Fund.’ ”

If you would like to donate too, click here.

More information is expected to be released Friday.