Tim McGraw to Give New Homes to Military Veterans in Need
Tim McGraw is giving back to wounded warriors and service members by launching the nationwide HomeFront initiative, a goodwill effort that will award 25 deserving families with a mortgage-free home at each of his summer concert stops.
“My sister’s a veteran of the first Gulf War. My uncle was a Vietnam veteran and my grandfather was a World War II veteran. I've always felt a deep sense of respect and obligation to our troops,” says McGraw, speaking on his incentive to give houses to those in need (quote via Green Room PR). "Being able to reward them for their dedicated work with a new home will be even more rewarding for us. It feels so good to give back to them, and to have the opportunity to entertain them on Memorial Day is something I'm honored to do."
McGraw has partnered was Chase Bank and Operations HomeFront to launch the new program. ACM Lifting Lives -- the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music -- and the Premier Group (on behalf of the North Carolina Furniture Manufacturers) have also made substantial contributions to support the program throughout McGraw's string of summer concert dates.
The program's official kickoff begins this week, as McGraw travels to New York City to perform a special Memorial Day concert for the service men and women in the city for the annual Fleet Week celebration. The show, sponsored by Chase and the USO, will take place at the historic Beacon Theatre and will be available via a YouTube livestream and on military bases around the world on the Pentagon Channel.
“We are grateful to our servicemembers, veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices,” says Frank Bisignano, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. “We are honored to partner with Tim McGraw and Operation Homefront to award mortgage-free homes. It’s a small way to say thank you to people who have done so much to protect our nation and our freedom.”
McGraw, with pal Kenny Chesney, will kick off their Brothers of the Sun joint tour next week with their first stop on June 2 in Tampa, Fla. The all-stadium extravagant stage show extends through August. Click here for tour dates and ticket information.