Katie Armiger Keeps Kin Close and “Safe”
Family of firefighters inspires country star.
Celebrities often offer their support to charitable organizations with which they have a personal tie, whether they lost a loved one to cancer or they have a passion for athletic adolescents. And that’s exactly what Katie Armiger did when she started her “Project Feel Safe” campaign to recognize first responders, the risks they take and the sacrifices they make.
“I have first responders in my family in Texas and when we released ‘Safe’ it was all about giving back and giving thanks to the people that make us feel loved and protected and safe every day,” Katie tells Country Weekly.
The beautiful and talented Katie has been crossing the country to visit fire stations, performing appreciation shows and creating local awareness for first responders. But being so close to the subject has been difficult at times. “Some of the stations I visited last year were definitely hard because I had no idea what to expect, but it can be pretty emotional and intense.”
Perhaps none as intense as her recent performance at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Read more about the visit and the monument to first responders in the Aug. 25 issue of Country Weekly, on stands now.