- September 17 | 9:00 am
Get to know this year’s Carter Work Project locations through these facts and figures. The first full week of October will be a celebration — and continuation — of the great work being done by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity. See the strong foundation on which we will build.
- September 12 | 11:30 am
“We get to see despair transform into hope over and over,” President Carter has said. “We get to see changes in the lives of people who have moved into new homes and who now have new hope.”
Meet two proud and excited future Habitat homeowners, families for whom the 2014 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is the long-awaited beginning of a brighter future.
- September 8 | 1:37 pm
Too many families live in unthinkable conditions, and too many children lack a safe place to grow and thrive. But together, we can make a difference.
Help us honor our most famous volunteers by entering Habitat for Humanity’s 2014 Carter Work Project Contest. Sign up today and start raising funds to help provide decent homes to families in need of better housing. The top fundraiser by midnight Sept. 12 will win a trip to build alongside President and Mrs. Carter in Dallas-Ft. Worth.
- September 3 | 12:30 pm
On Oct. 1, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will celebrate his 90th birthday. Four days later, he will put on his familiar work clothes — blue jeans, denim shirt, probably a red bandana — and get to work building yet another affordable home as part of Habitat for Humanity International’s annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Thirty years ago, the Carters traveled by bus from their hometown of Plains, Georgia, to New York City to help renovate an apartment building with Habitat. The sight of such powerful people humbly doing hard, sweaty labor alongside people they previously did not know struck a chord and generated much media coverage. Crowds gathered outside that apartment building and chanted, “Go, Jimmy, go!”
Carter Work Project 2014: Dallas-Fort Worth
Welcome to the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project blog! For the 31st year, the Carters join Habitat to help build homes, communities and hope, as more than 4,000 volunteers will build or repair more than 100 homes. Join the conversation in the comments and by using hashtag #HabitatCWP.