Country star and actor Tim McGraw has a long history of giving to charitable causes, and his latest venture finds him once again making a big impact on the lives of United States veterans.
Teaming up with Operation Homefront and Chase Bank, McGraw has given away six mortgage-free homes to veterans so far this year, and he plans to give away another 30 homes during the remaining dates on his “Shotgun Rider 2015” tour.
Since 2012, McGraw, Chase and Operation Homefront have actually given more than 100 homes to veterans, and in a recent video promoting the cause, McGraw explained what awarding homes to veterans means to him.
“[Veterans are] people who have given us security for a lot of years,” McGraw said. “And we’re able to do that back for them a little bit in a small way.”
McGraw said he feels a “personal connection” to veterans because he has a sister who fought in the Gulf War and and various family members who are also veterans, but he insists that one need not know a veteran directly to feel connected to Operation Homefront’s cause.
“”I don’t think you can live in this country and not have some sort of personal connection with people who put their lives on their line,” McGraw said. “It’s not about whether you agree with the policy or not.”
The country singer’s “Shotgun Rider” tour kicked off early this month and will run through September.
Watch the video below to see McGraw speak on the cause, along with interviews from the veterans who have received homes from the charity:
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