Country star Tim McGraw has been one of the most ardent supporters of the military in the music industry, and he recently continued his commitment to veterans. Through his organization HomeFront, the "Live Like You Were Dying" singer is providing military families with a mortgage-free homes.
The most recent recipients of McGraw's charitable efforts was California resident Marine Sgt. Anthony Hodge and his wife, Laura. Hodge, who served 10 years in the military before retiring earlier this year, is the 18th person to get a home through McGraw's charity.
"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. "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."
McGraw has certainly chosen a worthwhile cause, as veteran homelessness has proven to be a significant problem. According to recent statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 4,380 veterans families are in its homeless program, up about 86 percent from just three years ago.