Just in time for Christmas, Dolly Parton’s “My People Fund” is distributing checks to families who lost their homes to the Sevier [[ severe ]] County, Tennessee wildfires. The first round of checks were distributed to 884 families. Parton says, “It’s a blessing during this holiday season that we are able to help as many families as we have so far. We know there are more families out there who need our help and we encourage them to be in contact with us before our January distribution.” Families who lost their primary residence due to the wildfires in Sevier County are eligible to receive one-thousand-dollars per month, up to six-months, through the “My People Fund.”