Dollywood Foundation donating $1,000 a month to families who lost homes in Tenn. wildfire

Country music singer Dolly Parton. (Eva Rinaldi / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WZTV) - Dolly Parton's Dollywood Foundation announced Wednesday it will be donating $1,000 a month to families who lost everything in the Tennessee wildfires.

The foundation said it "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 foundation has established the "My People Fund" to aid families affected by deadly wildfires in Sevier County.

“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 – 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.'"

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For those wishing to send donations via mail, those contributions should be sent to: My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Dollywood DreamWorld Resort is currently open after fire threatened the Dollywood property. The Dollywood theme park will reopened Friday.

The first funds will be distributed Dec. 15-16 and Dec. 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the CARE MORE Assistance Center at the LeConte Events Center in Pigeon Forge.