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2011 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project


President and Mrs. Carter help to build a Habitat home during the Carter Work Project in 2010.

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Habitat’s 28th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will kick off a two-year effort to strengthen and support Habitat’s work in Haiti.

About the Carter Work Project

• This year’s event will take place Nov. 5-12.

• President and Mrs. Carter will join volunteers to build homes with families in Léogâne, Haiti.

• Léogâne — 18 miles from Port au Prince — is considered to be the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake.

“Like the rest of the world, Rosalynn and I were heartbroken to see the devastation and despair that the earthquake brought onto a country already so impoverished,” said President Carter.

“We have witnessed and been a part of the life-changing work Habitat has done around the world. We are pleased to join Habitat volunteers and the Haitian people to rebuild homes and to bring attention to the ongoing support needed for Haiti’s recovery.”

A World Habitat Day event
Habitat’s Carter Work Project is the culmination of a month-long observance of the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter that begins on World Habitat Day, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. World Habitat Day is designated each year by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the dire need for adequate shelter around the globe.

Habitat will kick-off the World Habitat Day observance and the Carter Work Project with an event in Washington, D.C. that will focus on building hope after disasters and recognize leaders who support those efforts.

Additionally, Habitat’s global network will implement events throughout October in more than 40 countries around the world drawing attention to the importance of shelter in post-disaster settings.

Learn more about World Habitat Day

Habitat’s commitment to Haiti
Habitat is committed to serving 50,000 Haitian families over five years. Learn more about our Haiti earthquake recovery efforts.

Check back for updates
Habitat will continue updating this page as planning for the 2011 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project continues.

What is next?
Habitat wants people not only to read about poverty housing but do something to fight it. You can support Habitat’s work in Europe and Central Asia in a number of ways. Here are some examples:

• Visit our donations page to support Habitat projects in Europe and Central Asia.
• Go to country profile pages to learn about other programs in the region.

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