On Wednesday, country star couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood took to Facebook to call for donations – no matter how big or small – for Habitat for Humanity.
For many years, the famous couple has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity projects. For example, just last Christmas season the couple helped build new homes in Nashville, TN for those in need.
This year, lending a hand looks a little different though. The couple filmed a short video in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity titled “home is …where we’re together.” They acknowledged that 2020 is a very different year than most.
In fact, normally they would request that volunteers lend a hand in the construction process of a new home. However, this year they are asking for donations while the nation continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Think about this year,” Garth Brooks says in the video. “COVID has thrown everything into a loop, so what is the meaning of a volunteer? A volunteer isn’t gonna be a hammer in your hand this year. It’s going to be making a donation – however large or however small. Think about what the home has become to all of us during these COVID times.”
Additionally, Yearwood talked about the idea of homes in 2020 and their multipurpose transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s our school, it’s our restaurant, it’s the place we feel safe, the place we can be together,” Yearwood explains. “And it’s more important than ever. We go to bed every night being grateful for the roof over our head.”
Brooks closed the short video by acknowledging how tough it must be for some this year. In addition, he quoted former President Jimmy Carter who has been heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity for decades.
“You can imagine trying to get through this time is hard enough. Trying to get through this time and needing a home to be in? Come on, we can fix that,” Brooks said adamantly. “Again, no donation’s too large and no donation’s too small. President Carter said it best. He said, ‘If you go to sleep with a roof over your head, you’re spoiled.’ Think about that. Love you, guys.”