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Volunteers gather to kick off Carter Work Project 2014

October 5 | 9:38 pm
Hundreds of volunteers gathered in Annette Strauss Square in downtown Dallas, Texas, on Sunday afternoon to kick off Habitat for Humanity’s 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. During the week, more than 5,000 volunteers will help build or renovate more than 100 homes with families in need of affordable shelter in Dallas and Fort Worth.


After a rousing ovation from the crowd, President Carter told the volunteers they were going to be surprised by two things during the week of building in Dallas and Fort Worth. “You’re going to be surprised by how hard you’re going to work,” he said. “And you’re going to be surprised that you will get a lot more out of it than you put into it.”
 
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter won the crowd when she said, “I love all the people who work with Habitat. They are the best people in the world.”