The Dollywood Foundation will donate $1,000 a month to "all of those families who lost their homes in the fires" for six months, the organization announced on Wednesday night.
"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," Dolly Parton wrote in a statement. "I have always believed that charity begins at home. That's why I've asked my Dollywood companies ... to help me establish the 'My People Fund.' "
The Dollywood Foundation is accepting donations to contribute to the fund. To donate, visit www.dollywoodfoundation.org.
The website said more information will be available Friday.
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