Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood lend a helping hand in Haiti

6:57 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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It's 7 a.m. in Leogane, Haiti and Garth Brooks and "Miss Yearwood," as he calls her, are ready to work.

Inspiration is all around. As they walk to the construction area they pass through a Haitian neighborhood they also helped to build.

"Those houses are built with love." Brooks said. "That's the street we worked on."
Yearwood points to the third house on the right. "The pink house is the one we built last year."

The couple reunited with the family when they arrived in Haiti.

"They have a 14 day old baby. It's beautiful," she said.

The neighborhood shows hope in a place that has been short on it for so long.

"We see the progress, we are making a difference." Yearwood said.

Habitat for Humanity came to Haiti in conjunction with Former President Carter's Work project to build 100 homes in Haiti in one week. It adds to 155 homes that went up this year. The country music couple did not come for a photo op. They are working long days in stifling heat...just like everyone else.

"I don't hear anyone complaining because everyone is honored," Yearwood said.

The kind of investment in the lives of families happening in Santos will be in Colorado next. Former President Jimmy Carter announced the 2013 work project will be in Globeville Denver in October.

"The people in Colorado are so willing to give and work together," the President said. "We are excited to come to Denver."

"You find through adversity people get stronger, the earthquake here made these people stronger. In your home town the adversity Denver went through last summer made that place stronger it's just how it goes," Brooks said.

"I don't think you'll have any problem getting volunteers," Yearwood said.

The work project will build 11 new affordable homes in Denver's Globeville neighborhood. Critical repairs, like new roofs and windows, will be done to more than a dozen other homes. Globeville is near the National Western Complex near Interstate 25 and Interstate 70.

The volunteers in Haiti, including a big group from Denver say it's one of the best things they have ever done.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood agree.

For more information on the Denver Work Project and how you can get involved:

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