Jimmy Carter giving thumbs up next to Rosalynn Carter smiling.

Carter Work Project 2019

The 36th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project took place in Nashville, Tennessee, where 21 families worked 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.

“Thank you, Habitat, for all youve done for this event  the countless hours of prep. Not only for the Carter Work Project, but for preparing us to be successful homeowners. It will not be wasted, homeowner Neil told an audience of fellow homeowners, volunteers, Habitat staff and event sponsors gathered at the Grand Ole Opry for the event’s closing ceremony. “We look forward to thriving for generations because of your investment.”

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. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have been tireless advocates, active fundraisers and some of our best hands-on construction volunteers.

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