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2011 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

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Building Hope in Haiti

The volunteers joining former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in Haiti are building far more than houses.

The houses are important. By the end of the 28th Carter Work Project, 100 safe, decent new homes will be standing in the Santo community in Léogâne. Léogâne was the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake that ravaged the country.

But perhaps even more important is the hope for a new life that continues to build among the Haitian families working beside the volunteers. These families lost nearly everything in the earthquake, but they are strong and resilient, and ready to help themselves and their neighbors rebuild.

With these new houses comes a stronger sense of community, an affirmed dedication to Haiti’s future, and a new reminder that the work there is still just beginning.

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