Garth Brooks helps Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Mishawaka

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are performing five concerts this weekend at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WTHR) — Country music star Garth Brooks is spending some time giving back to Indiana before he plays a historic show at Notre Dame Stadium in October.

Both Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood were in Mishawaka Tuesday working with Habitat for Humanity. The group is building 23 homes with the help of thousands of volunteers this week. They said this type of work is so important to them.

"There's a spirit in those houses that just keeps them safe," Brooks said. "You know what they say about habitat houses — where a carpenter will use but one nail, habitat house will put about eight. And so when storms and everything hit, they seem to do just fine."

The country couple got started with Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.

They said projects like this remind them there is a lot of good in the world, and when people work together like this, anything is possible.