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Dollywood to donate $1,000 a month to families displaced by wildfires

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The Dollywood Foundation announced Wednesday night it would create a fund to benefit victims of the deadly wildfires in Sevier County.

The “My People Fund” will provide $1,000 a month for six months to the families who lost their homes in the fire.

The Dollywood Foundation released the following statement on its website:

As you may know by now, 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. To aid in their recovery effort, the Dollywood Foundation will provide $1,000 a month to all of those families who lost their homes in the fires for six months so that they can get back on their feet.

Donations are being accepted now. Click here for more information.

Dollywood announced Friday that the fund had raised nearly $1 million in less than 36 hours.

For more information and to fill out a pre-application, click here.

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