Dolly Parton, 70, is truly a national treasure. Yesterday night, the country music icon released a video message pledging her support to every family impacted by the wildfires that have destroyed thousands of acres in her native eastern Tennessee.
Watch her heartwarming message below!
With the assistance of Dolly’s many business ventures, the entertainer has generously established the “My People Fund” to provide $1000 each month to Sevier County, Tennessee families who have lost everything until they get back on their feet.
“I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” Parton stated. “That’s why I’ve asked my Dollywood Companies—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.”
Starting on Friday, December 2nd, the public is invited to help Dolly Parton’s push to provide funds to families who have lost their homes by visiting her official foundation site here and donating to Dolly’s “My People Fund.”
Dollywood is currently supplying personal care items to the shelter at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and they continue to feed and house firefighters and first responders.
“I have been watching the terrible fires in the Great Smoky Mountains and I am heartbroken. I am praying for all the families affected by the fire and the firefighters who are working so hard to keep everyone safe. It is a blessing that my Dollywood theme park, the DreamMore Resort and so many businesses in Pigeon Forge have been spared,” Dolly said in a statement.
Share this news with others who want to help out! Also watch her recent PSA message here.