Carter Work Project 2016

Habitat for Humanity’s 33rd Carter Work Project began in Memphis on Aug. 21, 2016.

During the week that followed, hundreds of volunteers joined Habitat’s most famous volunteers — former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter — and country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood as they built and improved homes alongside families in the Bearwater Park area just north of Memphis’ Uptown neighborhood.

The 2016 build week included a mixture of:

  • New home construction.
  • Beautification projects such as painting and landscaping.
  • Aging in place projects, including modifications to enhance accessibility and mobility for senior citizens.

Habitat Memphis has been hard at work in Uptown for some time, and projects during the Carter Work Project week expanded that work north to Bearwater Park.

Take a look back on Habitat for Humanity’s flagship event that has helped create strength and stability for families and communities in Memphis, Tennessee.

What inspires you to build with Habitat?

President and Mrs. Carter. Making a difference. The future. These are just a few of the answers that volunteers and future Habitat homeowners gave at the Carter Work Project when asked, “What inspires you to build with Habitat?”

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