Dolly Parton's Dollywood Company and The Dollywood Foundation have established the "My People Fund" to assist families affected by the Sevier County wildfires.
The country music superstar and Sevier County native announced the fund in a video message released Wednesday.
“I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is someplace special. 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," Parton said.
The fund will provide $1,000 each month to Sevier County families who lost their homes "until they get back up on their feet," she said.
“We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet," Parton said.
People who want to contribute to the fund can visit dollywoodfoundation.org.
Donations can also be mailed to:
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
More information about the fund is expected to be released Friday.