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Dolly Parton creates 'My People Fund' to help fire victims

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Dolly Parton is coming to the aid of those impacted by the East Tennessee fires in Sevier County.

Parton released a statement on the Dollywood Foundation site announcing the fund.

"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, the DreamMore Resort, my dinner theater attractions including Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure, and my Dollywood Foundation to help me establish the 'My People Fund.'

We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. 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."

Dolly also released a video statement regarding the fund.

The Foundation said more information on this fund will be provided Friday.

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