Former President Carter, Garth Brooks in Birmingham for Habitat for Humanity

Photo courtesy Alan Collins
Photo courtesy Alan Collins

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Former President Jimmy Carter and Country music star Garth Brooks will be spending the next couple days in Birmingham.

President Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter are the honorees at a dinner benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. The Carters will also be in Birmingham on Friday, helping out with a neighborhood blessing and working on homes in Fairfield.

The Carters are visiting Birmingham as part of their 27th annual International Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, a spinoff project of Habitat for Humanity. The work project kicked off on World Habitat Day, which was this past Sunday. President Carter turned 86 on October 1st and will be visiting Birmingham and 5 other cities to build or revitalize 86 homes across the nation.

Brooks spent Thursday helping with the painting of new homes in the Wylam community. He is also expected to perform at the dinner.

Habitat volunteers are building ten homes and renovating 18 more this week. Keys to the homes will be turned over to the new homeowners on Friday.

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