CREATED Feb. 1, 2014
The Band Perry has stepped up in a big way to help out a family devastated by a Thursday morning house fire in Greenville, Ky. The band has offered to pay the burial expenses for the mother and eight children killed in the tragic blaze, as well as hotel expenses for family members staying near the hospital where the family’s only two survivors, father Chad J. Watson, and his 11-year-old daughter, are being treated, according to CNN.
“The Band Perry's representatives contacted the Watson family and offered to take care of all the expenses,” a family friend confirms to CNN.
Watson is listed in critical condition, and his daughter is in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to CNN, which also reports, “The mother was identified as 35-year-old LaRae Watson. The eight children who died in the fire ranged in age from 4 to 15.”
Investigators have ruled the fire accidental, with Kentucky State Police police saying it was sparked by an electric baseboard heater in a bedroom.
The Band Perry is set to perform Sunday as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII pre-game show in East Rutherford, N.J.