Recording artist Dolly Parton is offering help to those families in the Great Smoky Mountains that lost “everything” in the recent wildfires.
Parton, who grew up near the Tennessee mountains and now owns several properties in the area, tweeted out a video message Wednesday night in which she pledged to have her foundation give up to $1,000 per month to each of the families that lost their homes “until they get back up on their feet.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) December 1, 2016
Parton said her various companies, including the Dollywood theme park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, her dinner theater attractions and the Dollywood Foundation, will all play a role in helping to raise the money, which will be put into the newly created “My People’s Fund.”
“I’ve always believed that charity begins at home.” Parton said. “I know it’s been a trying time for my people, and this assistance will help.”