Dolly Parton Organizes Telethon To Support Gatlinburg Wildfire Victims

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is organizing a telethon to support those affected by the recent wildfires in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, MusicRow has exclusively learned. The telethon is set for Dec. 13 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.

More information on the telethon, including artist lineup and syndicates, is forthcoming.

Artists interested in taking part can contact [email protected] and [email protected].


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