Dolly Parton Donates to Flood Victims Through her Smoky Mountain Businesses

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Country music legend Dolly Parton is joining her friend Loretta Lynn in providing donations for flood victims of Humphreys County through her Smoky Mountain businesses.

According to News Channel 5 Nashville, a portion of ticket sales from October 2nd and 3rd at Dollywood and Parton’s other Pigeon Forge dinner show properties will benefit the United Way of Humphreys County who is in charge of distributing the money to those in need who were impacted by the flood.

Parton said she felt compelled to help after seeing the damage in Humphreys County.

“After the Sevier County wildfires in 2016, Loretta was one of the first who reached out to offer anything she could,” Parton said in a statement. “It meant so much to me that Loretta—and so many folks—were ready to give in any way they could. This was just one small way I could help Loretta’s people for all they did to help my people.”

A few weeks ago, Lynn, a country music artist, revealed that her Hometown Rising concert on September 13th raised more than $930,000 for Tennesseans impacted by the deadly flood that killed 20 people, left more than 270 homes destroyed, and damaged more than 500 structures.

The flood affected many counties across Middle Tennessee but Humphreys County endured the most severe damage.

Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills was severely damaged by the flooding that occurred. The foreman of Lynn’s ranch was swept away and killed by the floodwaters.

Lynn has also partnered with Kendra Scott to help the flood victims. With only a few days remaining in the month of September, the jewelry company will donate 50% of proceeds from the sale of their Tennessee Guitar charm to United Way of Humphreys County.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Dolly Parton” by Dolly Parton.

 

 

 

 

 

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