How Dolly Parton Is Supporting Her Hometown in the Wake of Deadly Wildfires

This week, wildfires destroyed more than 17,100 acres of East Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains and left at least seven people dead with 45 injured.

The iconic country music star Dolly Parton said she is going to donate $1,000 a month to each family that has been left homeless by the wildfires that destroyed the town.

Parton established My People Fund, which will use online donations and money from her foundation to provide for these families for six months.

"I have always believed that charity begins at home," Parton said. "We want to provide a hand up to all those families that have lost everything in the fires."

Starting December 2, you can donate directly to My People Fund through the Dollywood Foundation website

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