Dolly Parton gives wildfire victims $5,000 as final My People Fund check

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Thursday was the last day for checks distribution for the My People Fund.

A spokesperson from the Dollywood Foundation said $5,000 checks were given out, instead of $1,000, as in previous months.

Dolly Parton is expected to make an announcement Friday about what will be done with the remaining money from the My People Fund.

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Parton committed to giving $1,000 per month for up to six months.

She raised more than $9 million for Sevier County families during a telethon, helping hundreds of families.

Any resident who lost their primary home in the wildfires qualified.

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