President and Mrs. Carter joined about 2,000 other volunteers at the Maragondon building site for morning devotions Monday.
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Philippines Fact #1:

The nation of the Philippines comprises more than 7,000 islands.

Leroy Troyer checks the plumb of the walls and windows in House No. 6, which President and Mrs. Carter are building in partnership with the Salas family. click to enlarge
Monday, March 22, 1999 -- The Philippines

Carters Work Alongside Current and Former Presidents of Philippines, Launching JCWP 1999

"This is not only the largest and most ambitious Jimmy Carter Work Project in our history," said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, smiling broadly, "I believe it is going to be the best!"

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Filipino Media Tenacious in Coverage of JCWP

As more than 150 journalists jockeyed for position, the U.S. Secret Service and Habitat media staff were kept on their toes as local journalists tried every trick in the book to get their story.

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Heard on the Work Site:

"As long as I'm able, physically and mentally, then I'll be helping with the Habitat projects."
-- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

"I'm really pleased with our progress for the first day."
-- Steve Weir, Asia Pacific Area Director, Habitat For Humanity International

More about the Jimmy Carter Work Project:

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JCWP Overviews: 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1984-96

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