Dolly Parton has been helping 921 people who lost their homes late last year after wildfires ravaged East Tennessee. Wildfires killed 14 people in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area and destroyed or damaged thousands of buildings and homes. Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund got more than 80,000 donations in December and January that went directly toward helping those affected.
Dolly grew up in the county that was devastated by the fires, and has been issuing monthly checks for $1,000 to people left homeless and will continue to do so for up to six months.
The LGBT icon is no stranger to poverty, growing up in a family of twelve kids, “dirt poor,” as she has described herself.
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