By: Greg Sacidor
Dolly Parton believes charity begins as home.
This week, wildfires roared through the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, an area Dolly Parton knows all to well. In an attempt to help those in need, the legendary country singer has started a My People Fund to provide a $1000 each month to families who have lost their homes.
“I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special” Parton said in a video she shared on social media. “We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires.”
Parton said that she knows it has been a “trying time for my people.” That is why she has called upon her Dollywood companies, along with her Dollywood Foundation to help establish this fund.
During the its early stages, Parton’s own Dollywood theme park was in the projected path of the wildfires.