By: Ava Grace Diplock
Dolly Parton once said, ” I have always believed that charity begins at home.” She sure does stand by her word.
You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the fires in Gatlinburg, TN. Roughly 15,000 acres were burned in the scorching fires, 700 buildings were damaged or destroyed, and 53 people were injured. Thankfully, Dolly Parton loves her home state of Tennessee, and is donating $1,000 every month to each family affected by the fire. She will continue to do so every month until everyone is back up on their feet. That is a lot of money!
It’s so sad to see such a beautiful part of Tennessee destroyed so quickly. Even though I wasn’t born here, it is still my home and I love it! We are so thankful for Dolly for donating all that money in order to help the people of her home state. I hope Gatlinburg recovers quickly so people can return to vacationing in its beauty.