She Established A Charity
In 2009, Underwood established her own charity, the Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation. According to the organization’s website, its mission is “to improve [Underwood’s hometown of] Checotah, Oklahoma by assisting with causes, fulfilling needs, and providing services to the community and surrounding area.”
Funds raised through the C.A.T.S. Foundation have gone on to support a variety of causes, from buying musical instruments for the schools to building a new animal shelter. “My hometown is extremely supportive of me and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way of giving back; to say thank you,” Underwood said in a statement quoted on the organization’s website.
There’s no doubt that Underwood and C.A.T.S. have been a great help to her hometown community!