HFS staff annually participate in Habitat For Humanity East Bay work projects. This year the local project at Brookfield Village in east Oakland coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, with direct participation of the President and Mrs. Carter in a week long building effort at five locations nationally, starting with Oakland on Monday, October 7th.
President Carter became involved with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in 1984 when, as an experienced carpenter, he helped renovate a six-story New York City apartment building. That initial project was the seed for what would become a long-lasting partnership with HFH. Every year for three decades, Jimmy and Rosalynn have spent a week building homes with Habitat for Humanity. The Carters’ yearly commitment to Habitat – called the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project – brings a spotlight to the local host community.
The photo contains HFS staff at the construction site with the President and Mrs. Carter, as well as Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood who also volunteered.