Dolly Parton to hold telethon for Tennessee wildfire victims

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WRIC) — Dolly Parton will hold a telethon to raise money for victims of Tennessee wildfires.

After the fires, Parton established the ‘My People Fund’ to provide $1,000 a month for six months to families whose homes were destroyed in the fire.

Tuesday night’s telethon includes performances from hank Williams junior, Alabama, Chris Stapleton and Reba McEntire.

During the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon, viewers can call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund; donations are also being accepted through the Dollywood Foundation website, and via mail:

My People Fund

c/o Dollywood Foundation

111 Dollywood Ln.

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

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