LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A country star helped almost 900 families devastated by wildfires in the Gatlinburg area.

The Dolly Parton Foundation has given assistance checks to 884 families across Sevier County in Tennessee. Families whose homes were seriously damaged or destroyed will get $1,000 each month for up to six months.

The foundation says a telethon helped it raised more than $9 million nationally to provide assistance.

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