Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-10-06 12:16:08 –
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (WTVF) — Dolly Parton and her company spend $ 700,000 on Wednesday to help the United Way in Humphreys County trying to help residents after the devastating floods in late August. Announced that it was procured.
Her fundraised businesses included Dollywood, Dolly Partons Stampede Dinner Attractions, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Faud, and the Dollywood Foundation.
Parton chose the United Way of Humphreys County to receive donations because it is the hometown of her friend and country music legend Loretta Lynn. Lynn chose United Way as a benefactor because of the work they are doing in their reconstruction efforts. After the support Smokeys received following the 2016 Sevier County wildfire, Parton knew she needed help.
“We hope this money will help people in central Tennessee help with what they need during their recovery,” Parton said. “Loretta and her people have helped us so much after the 2016 wildfire, so we knew we had to do something to help them, this time. They have our prayers and thoughts. “
Several counties were affected, but Humphreys County was the most affected.
More than 20 people were killed in the catastrophic floods of more than 15 inches of rain in a relatively short period of time in late August. Hurricane Mills’ Lynn ranch was severely damaged by the floods that occurred. The foreman of Lynn’s ranch was flooded.
If you are interested in making a direct donation to United Way in Humphreys County, please visit unitedwayhumphreys.org for more information.
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