Tim McGraw Provides Military Family With Mortgage-Free Home
Tim McGraw’s nationwide program, HomeFront, is absolutely incredible. The organization’s purpose is to provide mortgage-free homes to deserving military families which, as many people will know, can mean so much. Serving one’s country is a major commitment and, many times, these brave individuals find themselves unable to make ends meet after they’ve returned home from being stationed overseas.
During McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun trek with Kenny Chesney, an amazing 18 of 25 homes have been awarded. Can you imagine how happy those families are?
As McGraw explains: "Our military families answer a call to action every day, and Operation Homefront gives civilians an opportunity to give back to them. I consider it an honor to partner with Lifting Lives, Chase and Operation Homefront on this initiative to help these heroes. Anyone can make a donation -- small or large -- to support this effort, and we also hope to spread the word to military families that they are invited to apply for help, if they need it."
McGraw had the occasion to meet retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Anthony Hodge and his wife, Laura, while on a tour stop in Anaheim, California. Sgt. Hodge retired from the U.S. Marine Corps earlier this year after ten years of service. He served in both Kuwait and Iraq as a field rig operator but was forced to retire due to injuries he sustained while he was deployed. During their meeting, McGraw presented them with the keys to their new home in Canoga Park.
"Tim has always been dedicated to the military, and he always gives shout-outs to us and he just supports us in everything that he can do," Sgt. Hodge said. "It's just like he understands us. This new home is a dream come true, and will definitely allow us to start fresh for a happier life."
For more information on how to support the HomeFront initiative and military servicemembers, or how to apply for support, visit Operation Homefront.