Today, people around the globe are remembering Marin Luther King Jr. Among those people is Trisha Yearwood. She took to Twitter earlier today to post a quote from King. Her caption was simple and to the point: “Love one another.”
Trisha Yearwood is just one of many musicians, artists, and athletes taking time to remember the civil rights leader today.
The quote, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” was taken from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech, delivered on August 16th, 1964 in Atlanta Georgia.
Dr. King’s belief in peaceful protest in the face of violent oppression came from a place of love. He knew that only love could drive the Civil Rights Movement forward. Sadly, around four years after giving that speech, he paid the ultimate price for striving toward equality.
Trisha Yearwood and Charity
Trisha Yearwood practices what she preaches. She has proven herself to be a loving and giving person over the years. Yearwood and her husband, Garth Brooks, are generous with both their time as well as their money. They are quick to step up to the plate and do whatever they can to help those in need.
Trisha Yearwood has worked with Habitat for Humanity since 2006. During her time with the organization, she has helped to build homes and other structures. After Hurricane Katrina, she helped construct flood walls in New Orleans.
As part of “National Women Build Week” near her current home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Yearwood teamed up with other women to construct homes for those in need.
About volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Trisha Yearwood said, “When I think of home, it is that safe place, one of those things that you don’t really think about every day if you have always had a place to live. The thing that I have learned through volunteering with Habitat is everybody doesn’t have a roof over their head. But what I love about Habitat is that it provides that basic first step that creates a haven and a safe place.”
Last year, Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks performed a concert on Facebook Live. The demand to see that stream was so high that the social media giant’s servers couldn’t keep up. The next week, they did another concert broadcast on CBS. Along with this concert, the couple gave a one million dollar donation to help those suffering through the pandemic.