Parton shared a video explaining how she wanted to help get people “back on their feet” after the deadly natural disaster. “I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” she said. “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, whose Dollywood theme park was threatened by the fires earlier in the week, added, “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.”
More information on the project will be revealed Friday (Dec. 2). For donations, visit dollywoodfoundation.org.
Watch Dolly's video below: