Carters Help Reach Milestones in Home County

Habitat for Humanity's most famous volunteer, Jimmy Carter, will wrap up the 2000 Jimmy Carter Work Project in Sumter County, Ga. Carter will work on one of the five houses being built in Plains, his hometown, while other volunteers are blitz building 30 houses in nearby Americus, home of Habitat for Humanity International.

Two milestone houses will be built and dedicated in Sumter County next week. In Plains, Carter will work on and dedicate Habitat for Humanity's 100,001st house. It is the first of 100,000 houses the organization plans to build over the next five years. At the Americus site, volunteers are building the "Victory House" which represents Sumter County's triumph in its war on poverty housing. Thanks to the Sumter County Initiative, a partnership of local governmental and nonprofit agencies that includes Habitat for Humanity, no one in this rural, south Georgia community has to live in a shack anymore.

About 1,500 volunteers from points across the United States (and even a few foreign countries) are traveling to Sumter County to participate in the Plains and Americus builds. Among them are seven Habitat homeowners from previous Jimmy Carter Work Projects who received a special invitation to participate in the builds.

On Friday, Sept. 15, thousands of volunteers and area residents will gather in the historic Thomas Bell Memorial Stadium in Americus for a celebration. Both Carter and Millard Fuller, HFHI's founder and president, are scheduled to speak, and Carter will be honored for his legacy of service to Habitat for Humanity. Music will be provided by Dove award winners Natalie Grant and Anointed.



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