2014 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project
Habitat for Humanity’s 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place Oct. 5-11, 2014, in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity (serving the Fort Worth area) will host the event, which will bring President and Mrs. Carter together with thousands of volunteers for a weeklong build to help improve neighborhoods and raise awareness about affordable housing.
“President and Mrs. Carter have been such tremendous supporters and volunteers for Habitat over the years, and we are grateful for their continued commitment,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are looking forward to bringing Habitat for Humanity’s most visible annual event and two most inspiring volunteers to Dallas-Fort Worth next year, and we look forward to helping improve neighborhoods throughout the Metroplex.”
Since 1984, the Carters have dedicated one week each year to a project that furthers Habitat’s mission of ending poverty housing. In the 30 years since their first work project, when they helped renovate an apartment building in Manhattan, they have built simple, decent homes throughout the United States and the world, including South Africa, Haiti, China, a Native American Indian reservation and the U.S. Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. They have brought together more than 89,000 volunteers to help more than 3,800 families.
The 2014 Carter Work Project will begin four days after President Carter’s 90th birthday. It will also coincide with World Habitat Day, a day designated by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the basic human right to adequate shelter.