HOMEFRONT WITH CHASE AND OPERATION HOMEFRONT
Tim McGraw, Operation Homefront and Chase are continuing to award mortgage-free homes to veterans on the Shotgun Rider Tour 2015. Over their three years working together, they have awarded 108 homes, touching over 300 veterans and family members in 30 states in front of over 2,000,000 fans. Thirty-six homes will be awarded during the 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour.
To learn more about Chase’s military and veterans affairs programs, visit ChaseMilitary.com.
Find out more about our Homes on the Homefront program – click here to learn if you qualify and view current homes. And consider giving a gift to help our military families make it through tough times.
Read more about the veterans receiving the homes this year by clicking here.
“Launching our HomeFront program made last summer so much more special than I could have originally imagined. I can honestly say that I got as much – or more – out of the experience than the veterans who received the new homes and assistance,” said McGraw. “These families made an incredible mark on me, and I’m more grateful than I’ve ever been for the sacrifices they make every day to serve our country. I’m just honored to be a part of this program, and I look forward to working with Chase and Operation Homefront to take it even further this summer.”
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 service-members 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.
McGraw’s SHOTGUN RIDER 2015 TOUR will crank up this summer in Little Rock, AR on June 5th and continue on to 36 cities through September. The U.S. trek, will also feature Chase Bryant and Billy Currington. After more than two decades on the road, McGraw’s ability to entertain and command a crowd continues to be a defining characteristic of both his artistry and superstar status. Tampa Tribune described McGraw’s live show as “effortless” while the Atlanta Journal Constitution remarked “he’s so casually cool onstage” and OC Weekly said “It’s a bold claim, but McGraw could and should be poised to reign as king of country music…”
Some Facts & Figures:
- There are more than 2.5 million post-9/11 veterans.
- More than two million deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Unlike previous wars, many post-9/11 veterans deployed multiple times spending months and often years away from their families.
- More than one million who are currently serving will transition out of the military over the next several years.
- Many intended to make the military their life-long career. The reality is that many are leaving and unprepared for the challenges of transition.
- These veterans don’t come home to the government; they come home to their families in towns and communities across the country.
- The transition to civilian life can prove difficult for many veterans and their families.
- Less than 1% of Americans have served and sacrificed in order to keep the 99% safe. We owe a deep sense of gratitude to them and their families.
- 84% of post-9/11 veterans say that the American public has little awareness of the challenges facing those who wear or have worn a uniform; and 71% of Americans say they don't understand the problems the problems faced by those who have served since 9/11.
- Although we can never fully repay all that our vets have given for our freedom, we must try.
- All those who served following 9/11 volunteered to do so knowing they were going to war. If we are to maintain an all-volunteer force, we must take care of those who are coming out. The next generation will judge us by how well we take care of our veterans.
Chase is committed to serving the unique needs of America’s military, veterans and their families through employment, housing and education programs. Since 2011, the firm has hired more than 8,800 veterans and provided nearly 800 mortgage-free homes to military families in partnership with Operation Homefront and other non-profit organizations. To learn more about Chase’s military and veterans affairs programs, visit ChaseMilitary.com.
About Chase: Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 52 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,600 bank branches, 18,700 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 6,500 volunteers with nationwide presence, and has met more than 590,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. Operation Homefront has earned the four-star rating by watchdog Charity Navigator for six years in a row. Nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to assist service members. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.
TUG MCGRAW FOUNDATION
The focus of the Tug McGraw Foundation is to provide support and resources for people affected by brain tumors and brain related trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Our efforts focus on advancing science and collobrations to improve quality of life for people affected by brain cancer and brain trauma and promoting awareness of the importance of brain health.
ABOUT NEIGHBOR’S KEEPER FOUNDATION
Founded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2004 out of their desire to help people in need and encourage the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, Neighbor’s Keeper seeks to strengthen communities by contributing to diverse projects with primary emphasis on children’s initiatives. To be a part of Tim and Faith’s efforts to help others, charitable contributions can be made to the Neighbor’s Keeper Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a 501 (c) 3 public charity.
TO DONATE ONLINE VISIT: www.cfmt.org/neighborskeeper
Organizations Supported by Neighbor’s Keeper & Tim and Faith:
Community Initiatives Foundation – Baton Rouge
Children’s Health Fund’s Mississippi Gulf Coast Children’s Health Project
First Baptist Church – Paisley, FL
Habitat for Humanity – Nashville
Habitat for Humanity of Ouachita
Rayville Youth Baseball
American Red Cross
Richland Parish School
Board St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Start Elementary School
The Tennessee Emergency Response Fund at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
DONATE BY MAIL:NEIGHBOR’S KEEPER FUND
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TN
P.O. BOX 440225
NASHVILLE, TN 37244
Make checks payable to Neighbor's Keeper Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle TN. All donations are fully tax deductible.