Dolly Parton is one of many doing their best to help out those devastated by the mountain fires. Watch Dolly with Alison Krauss, Reba McEntire, and Kenny Rogers on her telethon “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund”, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8 ET on GAC.
As you may have heard, Dolly is providing $1000 a month to every family made homeless by the fires. And that is something. Learn more from Dolly’s video.
A roaring fire threatened structures in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee burned on November 23rd, 2016, where officials had ordered mandatory evacuations. Roads near Great Smoky Mountains National Park were closed as firefighters battled the flames and gusty winds. Embers were being picked up by wind gusts, further spreading the fire. 14 people are reported dead, Over 130 sustained injuries, and 1,684 structures have been damaged or destroyed. It was reported that 2 teens were arrested for arson.