Taylor Swift, ACM and More Donate to Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon

Taylor Swift

The announcement of Dolly Parton’s upcoming “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund” telethon airing Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00pm EST on Great American Country (GAC) inspired the Academy of Country Music, ACM Lifting Lives and Taylor Swift  to pledge, in advance, a combined $200,000 to ensure the telethon starts off with a bang.

All monies raised during the telethon will go to the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund, established by Parton this week, to assist families affected by the recent, devastating fires in Sevier County, Tennessee.

The My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes are uninhabitable or were completely destroyed in the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires. Any family who lost their primary residence (renters and homeowners) due to the wildfires in Sevier County will be eligible. A pre-application for those affected is available at dollywoodfoundation.org.

Verizon announced a $50,000 grant to support the wildfire relief efforts in Sevier County, Tenn. In partnership with the Dollywood Foundation, the donation will offer financial assistance to those displaced by the recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains area.

Anyone who would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the My People Fund may visit dollywoodfoundation.org. Contributions may also be made via mail to: My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Earlier this week, Kenny Chesney and CMA announced their donation of $500,000.

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