Private concert with country music superstar Garth Brooks raises over $1.2 million for Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County


Country music superstar and longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer Garth Brooks performed a private concert for nearly 300 guests at St. Joe Farm last Friday, helping to raise more than $1.2 million for Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County.

“When we learned that Garth would be in town for his stadium tour, we invited him to revisit the Carter Work Project site. He and Trisha were such a big part of his success in 2018, so of course we wanted him to see all the growth and progress that has happened over the past 4 years,” shared Jim Williams, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County. as the conversation progressed, one thing led to another, and the next thing we knew, we had the blessed chance of hosting a private fundraising concert with only a month to prepare!”

Fueled by their mission and pure enthusiasm, Habitat staff got to work planning the private event and reaching out to potential sponsors.

“The response from our community partners has been amazing,” said Jill La Fountain, community relations director at Habitat for Humanity St. Joseph County. “And to add to the excitement, an anonymous donor has pledged to match every dollar raised!”

Community partners who have helped raise over $1.2 million for Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County include 1st Source Bank, Gurley Leep, Judd Leighton Foundation, KeyBank, Ruoff Mortgage, Tire Rack, Vera Z. Dwyer and Indiana Trust and Whirlpool.

“Funds raised through this event will help so many Habitat homeowners gain the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families,” said Williams. “We are so grateful to Garth, his team and our partners for believing in our mission and helping us make the dream of owning an affordable home a reality for so many St. Joseph County families.”


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