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Habitat Humanitarians

Habitat for Humanity recognizes our Habitat Humanitarians, a group of volunteers who also serve as tireless champions, advocates and spokespeople to raise awareness of the need for decent, affordable shelter in the U.S. and around the world. Our honorees are former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and world-renowned construction and real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott.

“Habitat Humanitarians honors influencers and ambassadors who exemplify extraordinary dedication to service in alignment with Habitat's vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” says Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Each member of this group has been a dedicated volunteer and passionate voice on behalf of Habitat, and we are excited to celebrate their longtime support and service in this unique way.”

Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have been champions and strong voices for affordable, decent housing for all, donating their time and leadership each year to build and improve homes through Habitat’s Carter Work Project. Over the course of more than 30 years, they have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes and have inspired millions more through their dedication to the mission.

Country music stars and longtime Habitat volunteers Brooks and Yearwood have volunteered with Habitat for more than a decade. The couple first volunteered with Habitat in New Orleans to help build the 1,000th and 1,001st post-Hurricane Katrina Habitat homes on the Gulf Coast. They also have lent their names and support to numerous Habitat events and projects, including the Carter Work Project and National Women Build Week.

Buying, selling, building and renovating homes for more than 15 years, Drew and Jonathan Scott have long participated in Habitat builds in the United States and Canada. As Habitat Humanitarians, the brothers will volunteer on Habitat build sites, speak out for affordable housing and encourage others to support Habitat so that more families can achieve their dreams of homeownership.

President and Mrs Carter

WHEREAS, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have generously shared their time, wisdom and influence with Habitat for Humanity since 1984 and,

WHEREAS, their Christian faith, servant leadership and volunteerism have inspired millions of people around the world and,

WHEREAS, through their efforts they have promoted dignity and independence for all people through decent and affordable shelter and,

WHEREAS, they have helped Habitat for Humanity put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope and,

WHEREAS, they share and further Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and,

WHEREAS, we, the international board of directors of Habitat for Humanity, hereby establish the Habitat Humanitarian designation as our highest honor to recognize volunteers who so freely give of their time, talents and resources,

NOW, THEREFORE, we do unanimously proclaim and endorse Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter to be the very first Habitat Humanitarians.

May their good work and humble service continue to inspire people to support every aspect of our work in every corner of the world.

Proclaimed this 11th day of November, 2016.

Brooks

WHEREAS, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade, and,

WHEREAS, they have supported the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in the U.S. and around the world, and,

WHEREAS, they have humbly and faithfully committed their time, talents and resources to furthering Habitat’s mission, and,

WHEREAS, they have pledged their continuing support to Habitat for Humanity, and,

WHEREAS, we, the international board of directors of Habitat for Humanity, have established the Habitat Humanitarian designation as our highest honor to recognize volunteers who so freely give of themselves in support of Habitat’s mission,

NOW, THEREFORE, we do unanimously proclaim and endorse Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to be named Habitat Humanitarians.

Proclaimed this 11th day of November, 2016.

Jonathan and Drew Scott

WHEREAS, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade, and

WHEREAS, they have shared their voices in support of the a world where everyone has a decent place to call home, and

WHEREAS, they have humbly and faithfully committed their time, talents and resources to furthering Habitat's mission, and

WHEREAS, they have pledged their continuing support to Habitat for Humanity, and

WHEREAS, we, the international board of directors of Habitat for Humanity, have established the Habitat Humanitarian designation as our highest honor to recognize volunteers who so freely give of themselves is support of Habitat’s mission,

NOW, THEREFORE, we do unanimously proclaim and endorse Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott to be named Habitat Humanitarians.

Proclaimed this 17th day of November, 2017.