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Garth Brooks helps build and repair houses in Birmingham during annual Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 8, 2010) – Garth Brooks and hundreds of volunteers built and repaired houses in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of the 27th annual Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project.

An avid supporter of Habitat, Brooks worked in the Wylam Oaks subdivision of Birmingham. Brooks also performed for Habitat supporters on Thursday evening.

Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, previously have volunteered with Habitat in the Gulf Coast and in Los Angeles.

Throughout the week, volunteers helped to build, rehabilitate or repair a total of 86 homes in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Birmingham, Alabama, as part of the 2010 Carter Work Project.

Birmingham volunteers are building 10 new homes in the Fairfield and Wylam Oaks subdivisions, and an additional 18 homes will be rehabilitated or repaired.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham
Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry serving Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties since 1987. The organization is ranked No. 6 out of more than 1,500 Habitat affiliates in the United States. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, please visit http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit http://www.habitat.org/.