Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood build with Habitat for Humanity in Memphis, Tennessee

02 Nov, 2015, 16:16 ET from Habitat for Humanity International

ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood raised walls on a Habitat for Humanity home today in Memphis, Tennessee, alongside former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. They will return next year to build and repair more homes during Habitat's 33rd Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-27, 2016.

Each year, President and Mrs. Carter join Habitat for Humanity volunteers in a different location to build homes and improve communities, and raise awareness of the critical need for decent and affordable housing in the U.S. and around the world.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's involvement in the 2016 Carter Project will make it the country music stars' eighth time to volunteer with President and Mrs. Carter. Brooks and Yearwood have been supporting Habitat since 2007, including building homes after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

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