Dolly Parton grew up in Sevier county, Tennessee, and never forgot her roots. This week, the country star said she was heartbroken to hear 15,000 acres of rural Tennessee have been destroyed by fire, with more than 700 buildings damaged.
"I've always believed that charity begins at home," she said, "and that's why I've asked my Dollywood Foundation...to provide $1,000 a month to all those families who lost their homes in the fires, until they get back on their feet."
Dolly is widely known for her charity work. In the 1990's she founded "Imagination Library"which sends children in Sevier county a free book each month from birth to age five. The program has grown to include many communities in the U.S, Canada and the U.K.