Country superstar Carrie Underwood has just done something that has Americans cheering nationwide. The singer has been using her “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour” to do a bit of good: she has raised $420,316 for The Tunnel To Towers Foundation. And this isn’t the first time Underwood has given back to the community, as she’s been doing selfless acts like this since the early years of her career.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to helping those who have given so much of themselves in service of their country.
The foundation assists America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star families with young children and building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders.
Frank Siller, CEO and chairman of the foundation expressed his joy at Underwood’s generous donation:
“This contribution transcends financial aid; it embodies compassion, unity, and patriotism. We extend our deepest appreciation to Carrie and her wonderful fanbase. Together, they’ve forged a beacon of light, showcasing the profound impacts of kindness and charity.”
He said it was not only financial assistance but also provided hope and a reminder that their sacrifices are recognized and honored.
When appearing on NBC’s Today Show, Underwood said “they help those that help us” when talking about the military.
She wrote an article for Time Magazine in November 2014 expressing her gratitude towards them as well.
She shared stories of how she had performed USO tours in Iraq and Kuwait, played shows at military bases, wrote songs for special projects used to benefit our military members, met brave souls sacrificing their time for us and met spouses or children of soldiers who did not make it home safely.
These stories are something that will never be forgotten.
This serves as a reminder that we should appreciate all our veterans do – even if it’s just telling them thank you!