Tim McGraw is giving away 36 mortgage-free homes to veterans. The 48-year-old country singer partnered with Operation Homefront and Chase to give away the homes during McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour.
“[These are] people who have given us security for a lot of years,” Tim McGraw said. “And we’re able to do that back for them in a small way. Operation Homefront came through and provided a home for me and my family — and as a father, as a husband, that lifted a weight, a stress, a burden that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to figure out how to accomplish.”
Chase Military and Veterans Affairs Director Ross Brown said that all the folks involved with the free homes for veterans program are working toward just one goal, to ensure a “bright and successful future for veterans” and their families.
An excerpt from the Operation Homefront website, as follows.
“Many post-9/11 veterans deployed multiple times spending months and often years away from their families. Whether recovering from a physical injury, post-traumatic stress, or difficulty finding a job and making ends meet, these families have sacrificed for our country and deserve our support. The Homes on the Homefront program offers veterans of all eras more than just a place to live. For our military families, this is an opportunity that will make a positive impact for the children and grandchildren of our heroes.”
Operation Homefront also recently completed their eighth year of Back-to-School Brigade. The program is a nationwide school supply collection campaign, where more than 44,000 backpacks were distributed at more than 100 locations.
Tim McGraw and Operation Homefront have given away mortgage-free homes to veterans in 30 states. The next stop on the Shotgun Rider Tour is on July 10 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Billy Currington and Chase Bryant are performing with McGraw on the country music tour.
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