Dolly Parton creates 'My People Fund' for TN wildfire victims

Dolly Parton creates 'My People Fund' for TN wildfire victims

GATLINBURG, TN (WWBT) - Country music legend Dolly Parton has announced that her "Dollywood Company" and "Dollywood Foundation" are launching the "My People Fund" to help those affected by the wildfires in Tennessee.

"I have always believed that charity begins at home," Parton said in a statement. "... 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."

The fires have killed seven people and injured more than 50 this week. Gatlinburg officials worry that those numbers could rise.

Check out Parton's Facebook message below:

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