Jimmy Carter giving thumbs up next to Rosalynn Carter smiling.

Carter Work Project 2019

This week, the 36th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, where 21 families work to build their Habitat homes alongside former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, as well as hundreds of other volunteers.

“It is such an honor to host a former President of the United States and his wife, especially such a notable couple who have done so much humanitarian work on behalf of affordable homeownership, not just in the United States but around the world,” said Danny Herron, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside the Carters, hundreds of volunteers who may be visiting Nashville for the first time and all of the future homeowners.”

Our Better Angels, written by Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford with a foreword by President Carter, is available now. The two sat down at the 2019 Carter Work Project to discuss the book and Habitat’s greater impact.

Carter Work Project 2019 slideshow

The 2019 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project marked the 36th year that the former president and first lady have built alongside volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Volunteers from across the country gathered to help families build roofs, walls and community.

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5 things overheard at the 2019 Carter Work Project

As the 36th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, future Habitat homeowners, volunteers and donors, local leaders and musical talent, as well as the former president and first lady, convened at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Sunday evening and then on the build site Monday to usher in the weeklong build.

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Carter Work Project

We have been honored to have two of the world’s most respected and famous people as dedicated and hardworking Habitat volunteers for more than 35 years. Each year they spend one week building with Habitat.

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