Monday, December 12, 2016

Programming Note: Dolly Parton Telethon Tommorow Night Will Benefit Wildfire Victims

Last week Dolly Parton announced that she will be holding a benefit telethon tomorrow night to help the victims of the recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains. The benefit telethon, called Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund, will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13th at 8 p.m. (EST).

Dolly Parton, along with a number of her friends, including Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Big and Rich, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, LOCASH, Chris Janson and Montgomery Gentry, are set to perform during the benefit which will be broadcast live on several TV, Radio and online outlets. All proceeds (100%) from the telethon will benefit those displaced by the recent Gatlinburg area wildfires, and will be distributed to the families in need through the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund. This fund will provide $1000 each month for up to six months to Sevier County residents whose homes are uninhabitable or were completely destroyed by the wildfires. According to Dolly's website the fund raised more than $1 million in its first 36 hours, but the need is much greater than that (kudos, by the way, to Taylor Swift, who has already pledged $100,000!).

During the telethon viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund. You can also make a tax-deductible contribution to the My People Fund online by visiting DollywoodFoundation.org. If you prefer to send donations via mail, those contributions should be sent to:

My People Fund
c/o Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The following is the most current list of viewing outlets for Smoky Mountains Rise:

TELEVISION:
AXS TV
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC)
RFD TV
THE HEARTLAND NETWORK

SOCIAL MEDIA:
DOLLY PARTON FACEBOOK
WBIR FACEBOOK

RADIO:
CUMULUS MEDIA’S NASH NIGHTS LIVE
iHEART MEDIA’S DIGITAL AND SELECT ON-AIR PLATFORMS
TUNEIN’S COUNTRY ROADS CHANNEL

ONLINE:
COMMERCIALAPPEAL.COM
DIXIESTAMPEDE.COM
DNJ.COM
DOLLYPARTON.COM
DOLLYWOODFOUNDATION.ORG
JACKSONSUN.COM
KNOXNEWS.COM
LUMBERJACKADVENTURE.COM
PIRATESVOYAGE.COM
TENNESSEAN.COM
THELEAFCHRONICLE.COM
USATODAY.COM AND USA TODAY NATIONAL NETWORKS

Additionally - and/or - you can support the victims of the fires by visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. Spend a day or week, either way, your vacation dollars will help the entire community. I know our advertisers from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge would love your support!



Jeff
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