Habitat for Humanity‘s annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Week Project, hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, was two days in, and the country legends were tired.
This year’s project is in a big, affordable housing neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. Construction started on Sunday (October 8), also Jimmy Carter’s 99th birthday.
The former president has been in hospice care at home, for months. The workers celebrated with a “Happy Birthday” sing-along.
Brooks and Yearwood joined Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Katrina and became Habitat Humanitarians in 2016. Yearwood says they’ve worked with the former president and first lady on every project except this one.
Garth and Trisha say they love working together, and with so many others.
Brooks, who’s currently on stage for his Las Vegas residency, said, “We’ve been pretty lucky in the fact that everything we do comes back to people loving people… Inclusion, inclusion, inclusion. This is the perfect example of it. If you come to Vegas, you’ll see a room full of it, and I’m very lucky to get to play for those people.”
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