Tim McGraw Is Thanking Veterans In The Best Way Possible — Mortgage-Free Homes

Tim McGraw
For a while now, country superstar Tim McGraw has been making sure military veterans are able to have a place to call home. Through his home award program “Home Front” in association with Chase bank, McGraw has given away over 100 homes.

McGraw, however, is nowhere near done helping out our veterans. He is actually extending his home give-away, and will be giving away one renovated, mortgage-free home for each stop he makes on his upcoming tour — 36 in total.

McGraw said:

“The return to civilian life can be a challenging transition. 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.”

These homes are undoubtedly one of the greatest things that can be provided to veterans upon their return home. After return into civilian life, many vets have had difficulty even making it into the workforce, let alone trying to find a place for themselves and their families to live.


“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.”

– Tim McGraw


As of 2014, almost 50,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan were in a federal program to assist them and keep them off the streets, or were, in fact, homeless. That number is far too high. A lot of the struggle stems from the fact that housing is just out of financial reach. With McGraw recognizing the fact that many veterans face these struggles, he has generously given back to our servicemen and women since his program began in 2012, giving away more than 140 free houses.

According to McGraw’s website:

“McGraw’s continued partnership with Chase is part of a larger initiative to help raise awareness about the issues facing veterans and their families including employment, homeownership and education.  With one million servicemembers projected to transition out of the military by 2016, the HomeFront program helps returning veterans successfully transition back to civilian life and build a solid foundation for the future.”

If only we as a nation could be doing more as well for our veterans — the people who risk everything to fight our battles — no questions asked. The VA is doing what they can, but with so many veterans returning home, too many still fall through the cracks.

If we’re going to send our troops to war, we need to take care of them when they return. It’s the least we can do.

Kudos to McGraw for taking the lead and doing whatever he can to make sure more and more veterans are able to have a place to call home.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info