Carrie Underwood has started a new foundation to give back to her hometown area of Checotah: “C.A.T.S.” – Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation.

The project will promote causes, needs and service in and around Checotah.

“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,” Carrie said in a statement.

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