Amy’s passions for people and the environment have been grounded in her work with Habitat for Humanity since 2007. Since her early days of working with her father on the house to traveling hundreds of miles to help build homes at the age of 14, Amy believes we need to pass it forward by helping others when possible. This focus on humanity is also grounded in her work to build homes that are environmentally sustainable and culturally sensitive.
Amy traveled to Seward, Nebraska, to keynote a Hammers and Heels Habitat for Humanity fundraiser. While there, she also received a tour of the local builds the organization has been working on throughout the region.
Amy continued her longtime support of Habitat for Humanity, keynoting the Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Awards Banquet in October 2014. The banquet celebrated the incredible work done by Habitat volunteers statewide.
Amy spent a day with Teck-Meng Yong, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Singapore, learning about the needs of Singapore residents and the challenges that the local organization faces.
Amy and her son Eli assisted with the ribbon cutting and kickoff of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Spooner, WI. The day was filled with autograph signing, radio interviews, and home improvement talks.
In 2010 Amy volunteered in the Minneapolis and St. Paul build where volunteers concentrated on the rehabilitation of foreclosed properties that were transformed into affordable homes. Volunteers also built new houses and created additional affordable housing opportunities.
Thailand, the “Land of Smiles,” is one of the great economic development success stories of recent times. Yet for many low-income families, increased demand for land and land prices has made access to decent housing impossible. Some 8.2 million people live in substandard housing.
In 2009 Amy visited Chiang Mai, the main host site for the 2009 Carter Work Project from November 15-20, 2009. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn joined the Chiang Mai community, celebrities and approximately 3,000 volunteers. During the week-long build, 82 simple, decent homes were built in partnership with low-income families in northern Thailand.
In 2008 Amy traveled to New Orleans to participate in the The Jimmy Carter Work Project. This project focused on building homes in the ravaged region of the The Gulf Coast hit by Hurricane Katrina. For six days volunteers from around the world worked to bring promise and hope back to the region.
In 2007 Amy worked with volunteers from all over the world in Los Angeles. From Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 volunteers and partner families joined the Carters to build 30 houses and refurbish dozens of others.