Jimmy Carter, Garth Brooks among those working on Habitat for Humanity homes in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Hard at work with a hammer, 91-year-old President Jimmy Carter, who recently beat cancer, showed off his dedication with his wife Rosalynn working by his side.

Country music legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood also swept and framed walls.

Of course it wasn't just the famous faces out making a difference.

Hundreds of volunteers from across the country traveled to Memphis to lend a hand, taking time off work.

President Carter reminded us Monday that everyone can do their part.

President Carter's message to volunteers was that everyone can bring a skill to the table.

"If you only have a talent of organizing or raising money, or sweeping the floor like Rosalynn did this morning or hammering a nail."

They're all talents needed to build the 19 homes slated for this project.

There are also 10 neighborhood beautification projects and work being done to improve senior living.

Dwayne Spencer, the President of the Memphis Habitat for Humanity, reached out to President Carter several years ago.

He saw the need for Carter's involvement in the Memphis community.

"It's about creating home ownership opportunities where low-income families have the opportunity to buy a home for the first time."

Spencer hopes Carter's involvement can get other people thinking about volunteering the importance for everyone to have safe housing.

According to Habitat for Humanity, most of their homeowners put $500 down on the home and give 300 to 500 hours working on their home or another home.

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