Legendary country music superstar Dolly Parton is an East Tennessee native. And as such she’s donated $200,000 to eight different volunteer departments that helped people during the wildfires that devastated the area in 2016, claiming the lives of 14 and causing billions of dollars worth of property damage.
The funds came from Parton’s “My People Fund,” which is money that Parton herself has donated, along with thousands of other people who donated over $9 million in the weeks after the fires, Fox 6 reports.
Dolly Parton is the very best of America. If we ever remade Mount Rushmore, or decided this country needed its own Pope for some reason, you could do far, far worse.
— Tony Hightower may have (@ThatTonyH) March 23, 2019
The “My People Fund” also gave $5,000 each to over 800 families who lost their homes in the fires.
During the ceremony, Parton said, “It is only fitting that the last of the My People Fund go to those who were first to respond to the fires.”
Dolly Parton, don’t ever change!
h/t: Fox6 News