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Families grateful for Dolly Parton's 'My People' fund

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GATLINBURG (WBIR) -

More than 700 families have already applied for help through Dolly Parton's "My People" fund, which will provide $1000 a month to families that lost their homes in the Sevier County fires.

For folks who have lost everything, that money will be a godsend. Not only do they have to find a new place to live, but buy all new furniture and clothes.

Carol Leilass is one of those people. She and her dog, Red, used to live in a home behind Ripley's Aquarium. The loyal pup alerted her when the fire was bearing down on their home.

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