Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 25th anniversary in September 2001. Volunteers and staff gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., U.S.A., to celebrate the accomplishments of 25 years of building and to prepare for the work ahead.

Highlights included entertainment, workshops and the Global Leaders Conference, in which representatives from countries Habitat is building in gathered to discuss successes, challenges and innovations. A blitz build also took place, resulting in the completion of twenty-five Habitat houses in Indianapolis.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Habitat founder and president Millard Fuller were present to support the event, and both helped to lead the thoughtful, heartfelt closing ceremonies.


September 15, 2001: An Evening of Faith, Hope and Love
As Habitat for Humanity International observed its 25th anniversary, the general public was invited to join in celebrating the lives changed by Habitat and mourning the lives lost in the tragedies of Sept. 11. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter addressed the gathering, discussing the week's events and reflecting on the reasons he and his wife Rosalynn build with Habitat. Related video from this summer's Jimmy Carter Work Project 2001 also is available.

Video: Jimmy Carter
speaks at 25th
anniversary observance

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Transcript of Jimmy Carter's Speech

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