Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Help Build 100 Homes for Habitat for Humanity
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were noticeably absent from the 2011 CMA Awards, but for good reason. The country music couple not only make music together, they give together too — Brooks and Yearwood, along with Habitat for Humanity, helped build 100 houses for hurricane victims in Haiti last week. They weren’t alone, however. The pair, who have been married for six years this December, were just two of 500 volunteers building new homes for those in need as a part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. This particular project, which is an annual event, is in its 28th year. Brooks, Yearwood, the Carters and other dedicated helpers acted to rebuild only a small fraction of the 105,000 houses that were destroyed by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in January of 2010, displacing thousands of families. The Carter Work Project, with Habitat for Humanity, will continue its efforts in Haiti in 2012 in hopes that it will offset some of the great loss and raise awareness surrounding the destruction that is still, for the most part, untouched.