In a new exclusive interview, country superstar and 15-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw talks about giving mortgage-free homes to deserving military families through HomeFront, a nationwide program he has launched in partnership with Chase, ACM Lifting Lives and the non-profit Operation Homefront. ACM Lifting Lives has donated $125,000 to the initiative, allowing families to purchase what they need for their new home.
McGraw sat down with the Academy of Country Music crew at a recent Brothers of the Sun tour stop in Anaheim, CA, where he met retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Anthony Hodge and his wife, Laura, and presented the couple with keys to their new Canoga Park, CA home. Hodge retired from the U.S. Marine Corps earlier this year after ten years of service. He completed tours in Kuwait and Iraq as a field rig operator before retiring from injuries sustained while deployed.
“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 of McGraw’s program. “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.”
McGraw has a long history and deep interest in supporting veterans and military families and wanted to find another way to honor our vets and give back to them for their commitment and service to our country. A total of 18 homes nationwide have been awarded so far.
“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,” said McGraw. “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.”
For more information on how to support the HomeFront initiative and military servicemembers, or how to apply for support, visit www.OperationHomefront.net.