The Great Smoky Mountains National park and the town of Gatlinburg are in terrible danger from the wildfire that has spread incredibly fast over that area, causing urgent evacuations to 14,000 people. There have been 11 victims of this fire that spread fear all over Tennessee. The apocalyptic scene was evidenced by many pictures and videos from horrified witnesses.
Not many people outside of Tennessee heard about this sad event, but those who did ran over there to try and help as much as they can. Singer and songwriter Dolly Parton was one of them.
She and her ‘Dollywood’ foundation have established the “My People Fund” to assist families affected by the Sevier County wildfires. They will be donating $1,000 a month to people who lost their homes. This will be happening for six months, until the victims get back on their feet.
Dolly Parton announced this on her website. She wrote:
“As you may know by know, 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, 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’. 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.”
Check out the touching video where Dolly Parton talks about the Foundation:
Let’s hope and pray that there will be fewer stories like this. We should all help the victims to restore their homes and the beautiful mountain to be saved!
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Source: Conservative 101