Country music star Carrie Underwood has long inspired us with her faith-infused path to stardom.
From her church-choir roots at First Free Will Baptist in rural Oklahoma to her powerful performance of the Christian hymn “Softly and Tenderly” at the CMAs, she’s remained humble and true to her faith no matter the stage.
But it’s not only Underwood’s music that makes the ‘American Idol’ star such a celebrity role model, it’s her works that give substance to her faith. The star has a HUGE heart for giving.
“Everybody has the power to do something, to be a contributing force,” says Underwood, who has been involved in many organizations that advocate for children and animal rights. “And I would rather people look back on my life and say, ‘She made the world a better place.’ We can all do things like that, and I believe that when opportunities arise for you to do good, you should do good.”
And good, she did…
When Underwood found out that Checotah Assistant Police Chief Justin Durrett was in a terrible car crash on February 11, the singer quickly rushed to his financial aid.
“On his way to work, he slid off the road, rolled his truck he was ejected from his truck,” according to Durrett’s GoFundMe page. “Then the truck landed on him. It’s by the grace of God this man is alive, not only alive but responsive… We leave this in God’s hands!”
When the officer’s family made a plea for prayer and financial support on GoFundMe, Underwood wasted no time making her generous contribution of $10,000. She did so under her married name of “Carrie Fisher,” likely to draw less attention to herself, but America took notice.
According to KOMO News, the two were childhood friends and also went to the same church.
As of today, the campaign has reached $13,315 of it’s $20,000 goal.
If you would like to help support Justin Durrett and his family, you may donate through their GoFundMe page here.
Please join us in praying for his speedy recovery!