Tim McGraw, Operation Homefront Giving Homes to More Veterans on 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour
Tim McGraw has proven time and again that he's a supporter of the troops, but the country star has big plans to continue on his path with Operation Homefront.
McGraw has given away more than 100 homes to veterans, and he plans to give a lot more this summer as he travels the country on his 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour. Continuing a three-year tradition, McGraw is joining with Operation Homefront and Chase to gift a newly renovated -- and mortgage-free -- home to a military family in each of the 36 cities on his tour.
“The return to civilian life can be a challenging transition,” McGraw says in a message to the press. “We want to welcome veterans home to the community they sacrificed to protect. A mortgage-free home provides stability for their families and also allows them to start this new chapter of their life with one less worry. It’s an amazing feeling to see them receive something they so deeply deserve, and to be able to share that experience with thousands of fans each night makes me proud to be a part of this program.”
In the Lousiana native's eyes, supporting the members of the U.S. military isn't an action that falls on either side of the political spectrum.
“It doesn’t matter what side of the fence you call on, what your politics are,” McGraw says. “What matters is these guys go out and take care of our butts.
“They all — they don’t expect it. They don’t think they deserve it,” he adds. “The thing I’ll try to tell them is that, ‘You deserve everything good comes to you in life. And take this, and build a life with it.’”
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