Country music icons Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are set to follow in the footsteps of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter by taking the reins of Habitat for Humanity’s prestigious Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
From October 1st to 6th, the dynamic pair will lead a team of over 900 dedicated volunteers in the construction of 27 affordable homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their involvement in this ambitious project continues a legacy of community service and philanthropy initiated by the Carters.
Notably, this year’s project will be without the presence of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who, at the ages of 98 and 96, have recently retired from public life. Their absence marks the first time they won’t be attending a Work Project since their involvement began in 1984.
Over nearly four decades, the Carters collaborated with more than 100,000 volunteers across 14 countries, successfully building, renovating, and repairing an astounding 4,390 homes for Habitat for Humanity. However, due to former President Jimmy Carter’s ongoing illness, the torch has been passed to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
Yearwood and Brooks have a long history of involvement with Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Work Project. Their journey began in 2007 when they joined efforts in New Orleans to support the rebuilding of homes after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This year, their leadership promises to carry forward the legacy of the Carters in creating affordable housing and changing lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.