The FBI Just Gave Dolly Parton an Award

Yes THE FBI!!!!!

May 6, 2019
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The FBI -- yes, THAT FBI, as in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, just gave Dolly Parton an award!!! 

Now if you're starting to think 'Men In Black'-esq thoughts, that's not exactly what this award is about.

Dolly Parton is being honored by the FBI for the incredible amount of help she provided to the victims of the wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Her incredible generosity came from both her Dollywood Foundation as well as herself, donating a total of $9 million.

The Knoxville, TN branch of the FBI honored Dolly Parton's Dollywood Foundation with the 2018 Director's Community Leadership Award.

The FBI released a statement detailing Dolly's incredible work:
"The Knoxville Division honors the Dollywood Foundation. After the Gatlinburg wildfires, Sevier County native Dolly Parton decided to help her hometown neighbors who had lost everything. Parton and the Dollywood Foundation provided $10,000 to each of 900 families. The donations brought renewed hope to a community devastated by the worst natural disaster in Tennessee history."

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