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Dolly Parton Starts Fund To Help Wildfire Victims

12/02/2016
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(Radio.com) Just one day before the Gatlinburg wildfires, country music legend Dolly Parton released a joint PSA with Smokey the Bear warning about the dangers of fire in a drought.

Then, on November 27 and 28, fires devastated the eastern Tennessee area. At least seven people were killed in the fires in Sevier County and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, reports BBC News.

In response, the country icon has set up the "My People" fund to help victims of the wildfires. "I've always believed charity begins at home," Parton said. The fund will provide $1,000 a month, for six months to families who lost their homes in the fires. In addition, The Dollywood Foundation set up a program for people to donate to victims of the fires. Read more here.

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