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Dolly Parton to hold telethon for Gatlinburg fire victims

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Dolly Parton during her season preview at Dollywood. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL) Dolly Parton during her season preview at Dollywood. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
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The wildfires in Gatlinburg have affected thousands in Sevier County and surrounding areas. 

County music legend, Dolly Parton is organizing a telethon to support those affected by the recent wildfires, Music Row reports. The telethon is set for Tuesday, December 13th in Nashville. 

“I know there are a lot of great events being planned to help the people of East Tennessee, however, I am planning a telethon to support the ‘My People Fund’ where 100% of the money will help those who lost their homes in the wildfire. I am planning on doing this on Dec. 13th in Nashville, Tennessee,” the singer says.

100 percent of all donations made to Dolly’s My People Fund will go directly to support those affected by the wildfires. No administration costs will taken out of donations given to the fund.

Parton announced the My People Fund on Nov. 30, after the airing of Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, and has already pledged to provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families who lost their homes.

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