Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood To Lead Habitat For Humanity’s Annual Carter Work Project

The country couple has taken the reins from former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will carry on the legacy of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter by hosting Habitat for Humanity’s 37th Carter Work Project next month.

The country superstars will lead more than 1,000 volunteers in this year’s effort to build 27 affordable homes in Charlotte, North Carolina, between October 1st and 6th.

Jimmy, 98, and Rosalynn, 96, who recently retired from public life, will not attend this year’s project. From 1984 to 2019, the Carters worked together alongside more than 104,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate, and repair 4,390 homes for Habitat for Humanity.

Brooks and Yearwood, who have volunteered with Habitat for more than a decade and became Habitat Humanitarians in 2016, are continuing the Carters’ mission to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing.

“Though we could never fill their shoes, we are so incredibly honored to be given the opportunity to carry President and Mrs. Carter’s legacy forward through the continuation of the Carter Work Project,” Brooks said in a statement.

The 2023 Carter Work Project will take place at Habitat Charlotte Region’s large-scale affordable housing neighborhood, The Meadows at Plato Price. According to the nonprofit’s website, it was named after the Plato Price School, the anchor of the historic West Charlotte area which was once a thriving Black neighborhood. Plato Price School closed in the 1960s due to desegregation, and the land lay vacant until the city of Charlotte donated it to Habitat for Humanity in 2019.

Habitat Charlotte Region broke ground on the 39-home project September 8, 2021. With seven homes already under construction, it is expected to be completed by early 2025.

This will be the 13th Carter Work Project for Brooks and Yearwood. They first volunteered with Habitat in 2007 in New Orleans to help build post-Hurricane Katrina Habitat homes on the Gulf Coast.

“Habitat is a great reminder to me of how grateful I need to be on a daily basis. I believe the adage, ‘To whom much is given, from him much is expected.’ Part of my job in life is to give back, and this is a wonderful way for me to give back,” Yearwood said in a statement.

“I grew up in a small town, and if you needed something, the whole community rallied. I think that is what draws me to Habitat,” the Georgia native continued. “In the days you work on a house, you quickly become a community. I will always be that small-town girl, and I like that small-town feeling that we are all in this together. Habitat gives me that."

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