ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2017 – Entrepreneurs, TV personalities, best-selling authors and world-renowned construction and real estate experts Jonathan and Drew Scott have been selected as Habitat Humanitarians in recognition and furtherance of their dedication to Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Receiving the highest recognition offered by Habitat for Humanity, the Scott brothers join former President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood as the fifth and sixth Habitat Humanitarians named by the organization.
“We’re honored to take on this role as Habitat Humanitarians to help build a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live,” Drew Scott said. “Building or buying a home is not easy work for anyone, and a Habitat home is no different. Rather than a handout, Habitat offers a hand up by partnering with homeowners to build homes and pay down an affordable mortgage.”
“We have seen firsthand how affordable homeownership changes lives,” Jonathan Scott said. “A home is more than four walls and a roof. It’s a safe place to sleep at night, a place for children to play and grow, and a place for families to build brighter futures.”
As Habitat Humanitarians, the Scott brothers will serve as ambassadors for Habitat for Humanity, raising awareness of the challenges facing affordable housing and supporting Habitat’s mission.
“We are honored to have Jonathan and Drew take on this role and continue to use their voices to lift up the cause of affordable homeownership,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Anyone who has seen them in action knows Jonathan and Drew’s dedication to helping people turn their houses into homes, and stretching every dollar to realize their dream. We are inspired by their passion and privileged to have them join the Habitat family.”
Buying, selling, building and renovating homes for more than 15 years, the Scott brothers have also long participated in Habitat builds in the United States and Canada. As Habitat Humanitarians, the brothers will volunteer on Habitat build sites, speak out for affordable housing and help fundraise so that more families can achieve their dreams of homeownership.