Habitat For Humanity Gets Help From Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and President Carter
The singers helped 39th President Jimmy Carter, along with his wife, Rosalynn, work on a new Habitat-built town home development on Monday (Oct. 7) in East Oakland, Calif. -- an area that already boasts 115 homes that have been built or repaired by the non-profit.
A private presidential reception was also held, with all of the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.
The area, known for its high crime rate, is in desperate need of renovation. Last week, several volunteers at the construction site were robbed at gunpoint.
Brooks has been a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity, working alongside President Carter in the past to help those less fortunate. He has spent many hours laboring on homes, adding not only financial but physical support to help those in need.
“Habitat for Humanity lends a hand, but the hand that takes it is a hard-working hand,” he explains. "[It] reminds us of the kind of people we can be. Habitat reminds me I can be something better than I see in the mirror.”
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