Tim McGraw Helps Give Away 18 Homes To Wounded Veterans
Singer Is Giving Away A Home At Each Tour Stop This Summer
So far this summer, Tim McGraw has helped give away 18 mortgage-free homes to military families in conjunction with HomeFront, a nationwide program he launched in partnership the non-profit Operation Homefront, Chase, and the Academy of Country Music’s charity arm, ACM Lifting Lives, which donated $125,000 to the initiative. The homes have been given away during stops on McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney.
At a recent show in Anaheim, Calif., McGraw presented a home in Canoga Park, Calif., to retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Anthony Hodge and his wife, Laura. Hodge retired from the U.S. Marine Corps earlier this year after 10 years of service due to injuries he sustained while deployed. He completed tours in Kuwait and Iraq as a field rig operator.
In a recent interview with the Academy of Country Music during the Anaheim tour stop, McGraw—a 15-time ACM Award winner—said of the initiative, “What better thing to provide a wounded warrior than safety and security.”
Watch the interviews with McGraw and Hodge here.
What a wonderful thing is has done and is doing. Now if we could just get a few that don't know what to do with their money would follow his lead.
Wow! That's what I'm talking about. Using your star status to bless others less fortunate than you. Way to go Tim. You are blessed and will continue to be.
Wow. This is the gold standard of how the super rich should give back.
Good on him.
Really terrific story. Good for Tim McGraw. I've never bought one of his albums but I will now.
It is so great that a star would help people in our own Country, CHEERS to Tim McGraw. It is so annoying many singers & movie stars only help people in other Countries, it is so good to hear when someone helps out his own Country, there is so many people in the US that need help. Keep the money circulating right back into our economy. Thats the way to do it.
Tim McGraw is a real HERO ! ! ! Hopefully we will see others follow suit.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.