Dollywood Foundation to donate $1,000 per month to fire victims

Burned out cars and chimneys are damaged from the wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Rain had begun to fall in some areas, but experts predicted it would not be enough to end the relentless drought that has spread across several Southern states and provided fuel for fires now burning for weeks in states including Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
photo Dolly Parton

The Dollywood Foundation will donate $1,000 a month for six months to the families who lost their homes in the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires.

Dolly Parton announced the launch of the new My People Fund in a video released this evening.

"We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires," Parton said in the video.

The Dollywood Foundation is accepting donations to contribute to the fund. To donate, visit

More details will be released Dec. 2, according to a press release from Webster Public Relations, which represents Dolly Parton.