The Band Perry Step Up to Help After Tragic Fire
In the face of unimaginable tragedy, the Band Perry are stepping up to help a family in need.
A Kentucky mother and her eight children, ranging in age from four to 15, perished in a house fire last week, started by an electric baseboard heater. Only the father, Chad J. Watson, and an 11-year-old child survived. The sibling trio, made up of Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry, learned of the tragic situation, and offered to pay the funeral expenses for all nine family members.
"I don't know why the Band Perry reached out to the family other than they are just very gracious," family friend Pam Burden tells CNN. "The family doesn't have any personal connection to the band before now."
In addition, the 'Don't Let Me Be Lonely' singers have offered to pay hotel expenses for family members staying near the hospital where the father and daughter are being treated. Watson is listed in critical condition, while his daughter's condition is listed as stable.
Donations to the family can be made here.
The Band Perry performed on Sunday (Feb. 2), as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII pre-game show. They are currently in the middle of their We Are Pioneers World Tour, which heads to Missouri, South Dakota and Minnesota later this week. See all of their upcoming shows here.