Dolly Parton delivers five times more money to Smoky Mountain wildfire victims

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By Music News Group

Webster Public RelationsThis week, close to 900 victims of last November’s East Tennessee wildfires were set to receive their final check from Dolly Parton‘s My People Fund. But instead of delivering the $1000 they were expecting, Dolly surprised each of the Sevier County families with a check for $5000.

The entertainment icon acknowledges she was only able to be so generous thanks to the overwhelming support of her Smoky Mountains Rise telethon in December.

“I want to thank… the thousands of people from all over the country who opened both their pocketbooks and their hearts to help us,” Dolly says.

Starting last December, …read more