By Tim Saunders on
The couple were presented with the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Humanitarian Award at the Country Radio Seminar at the Nashville Convention Center on Wednesday, March 2, in recognition of the work they do for those in need.
“Being honoured for our humanitarian work, while incredibly humbling, is also bittersweet for us because it comes at the expense of others who are suffering through hard times,” said Faith. “People just like us – with families, brothers, sisters, children and friends – need our help. People with or without homes, with or without jobs, with or without families, the fact is that uncontrollable and unforeseen disasters are not discriminating.”
The couple are well known for their work raising funds and awareness for victims of Hurricane Katrina – they took truckloads of relief items down to the Gulf area after the disaster – as well as their efforts with Neighbor’s Keeper, a charity they set up committed to helping adults and children in need of proper health care and/or educational services.
“It sounds like a cliche at the end of the day… but we do think that we are better people for it,” said Tim McGraw. “We know we are better people for it. We’ve been inspired and enlightened… The courage, the grit, the determination of those in need and those who are helping each other are always awe-inspiring to us. And that’s what we dedicate this award to – people who help each other.”
The award was presented by last year’s winner, Trace Adkins.
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