Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn has been helping so many people around the world by providing homes through Habitat for Humanity, a charity dedicated to building homes for those who need it. The couple has been doing this for a little more than 35 years now and they still don’t plan to stop.
Nashville will soon be benefiting from the work of these two as the Carters are planning to travel to the town next month. They, along with hundreds of volunteers from across the country, will be helping build 21 homes in and around the Habitat-developed neighborhood of Park Preserve in North Nashville.
Once the former president arrives, he would already be 95 years old but age won’t stop him from building more homes for those in need.
Danny Herron, president of Habitat of Greater Nashville says:
“Every generation only has one or two iconic people who really transcend time, and I think Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter are two of those because of their humanitarian efforts, specifically for Habitat for Humanity, this will be a rare opportunity to see him, to be in his presence and to hear him challenge us to address the need for affordable housing.”
For over 35 years now, the Carters have worked with more than 100,000 volunteers to build homes in 14 countries. They have repaired, renovated, and built more than 4,000 homes. Along with that, they still continue to inspire others with their dedication to the cause. The couple holds the title of Habitat Humanitarians – a merit only given to six people in the world.
President Jimmy Carter Isn’t the Only One Pitching in Though
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are two others who hold the same title as the Carters. They first helped out with the charity organization after Katrina hit New Orleans. They helped build houses for hurricane victims around the Gulf Coast. In the last ten years, the two country stars have been avid supporters of numerous Habitat projects.
Drew and Jonathan Scott, are best known as the Property Brothers, are the final two titleholders. Both are world-renowned construction and real estate experts. They have often visited different Habitat build sites, helping out where they can, and speaking about affordable housing.
The Carters will be in Nashville from October 6-11. The former president and first lady will be working alongside Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to construct homes in places that need them.