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Carter Work Project History: 1990-1993

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter paint during the 1992 Carter Work Project.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter paint during the 1992 Carter Work Project.

July 1993: Winnipeg, Manitoba and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

More than 1,100 volunteers joined President and Mrs. Carter for the first Carter Work Project totally outside of the United States. The week saw the construction of 18 houses in Winnipeg and 10 houses in Waterloo.

June 1992: Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland

The Carters returned to Washington, D.C., this time as volunteer workers with people in need. As part of the 1992 Carter Work Project, 10 homes were completed in the nation’s capital — one by an all-woman construction crew. Also, 10 row houses were rehabbed in the Sandtown area of Baltimore. About 1,000 volunteers were involved.

June 1991: Miami, Florida

President Carter returned to Miami’s Liberty City area, which he had visited as president in 1979 during devastating riots. More than 400 volunteers spent the week building 14 houses and a day care center.

June 1990: Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California

The Carter Work Project recorded two milestones in 1990: being the largest to date, and being the first to span two nations. An estimated 2,000 volunteers raised 100 homes in Tijuana and an additional seven houses in San Diego.