When Tim McGraw goes on tour, he doesn’t just get out on a stage and sing. When he meets fans, he doesn’t just pose for a picture with them. Recently, when Tim met Anthony Hodge, retired U.S. Marine, while out on the Brothers of the Sun tour, he handed Anthony and his wife, Laura, the keys to a new home. A new home that didn’t have a mortgage attached to it. Anthony is a retired U.S. Marine.
Earlier this year, in a partnership with Chase and the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives program, Tim launched the program “Operation Homefront.” He is planning to hand out a set of house keys at every stop on this tour. So far, 18 homes have been given to members of the military.
“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.”
“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.”
In addition to Operation Homefront’s web site, you can also “Like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter, @OP-Homefront. When you visit their web site, please note there is a place where you can make a donation to this great cause, and a place where our military personnel can apply for assistance. These are wonderful organization, doing very good things, for great people.